Friday, June 07, 2013

Harsh Justice To Make You Shudder

In Bolivia, an accused rapist was seized by villagers and buried alive with his murdered victim.

The chief prosecutor says more than 200 furious local people seized Santos Ramos and buried him in the grave of his alleged victim.

He says residents blocked roads into the village to stop police arriving.

A reporter for a local radio station, who would only speak anonymously for fear of reprisals, told the media that Mr Ramos was tied up at the woman's funeral.

He said mourners threw him into the open grave alongside the woman's coffin and filled the grave with earth.

Hope the villagers got the right man. Vigilante justice, while swift, is often less than scrupulous about getting the right man.

h/t Mr. Brock at Free North Carolina.

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