Grieving the ritual slaying of a killer by the state
THE REV. GENE B. EDMUNDS
Co –Chairs of the Death Penalty Committee of
Plowshare Peace Center
While Alfredo Rolando Prieto was being executed Thursday night, members of Plowshare Peace Center held our tragically traditional vigil in opposition to the death penalty.
We prayed for the families of the victims of Prieto’s crimes, and for Prieto’s family. We also prayed for the societies of states and nations where an “eye for an eye” and a “life for a life” is still the law: states like Iran, China and the United States.