Thousands petition for public hanging of man who 'raped 10-month-old baby to death'

Thousands petition for public hanging of man who 'raped 10-month-old baby to death'
Published: 2016 October 08 17:26:51 (7022 Views)
Thousands of people in the US have signed a petition calling for the hanging of a man who allegedly raped and beat to death his girlfriend's 10-month-old baby girl.

But while West Virginia abolished the death penalty decades ago, many are now calling on the White House to change the rules for Taylor if he's found guilty.

The petition states 'Prison is too good for child rapists and their ilk'.

If the Obama Administration gets 100,000 signatures in 30 days it will be forced to consider the plea.

The girl's mother Amanda Leigh Adkins reportedly woke up on Monday to find her baby girl bleeding on her basement floor.

The little girl was later declared brain dead at the hospital, reports the Mail online.

"When it's an open and shut case such as this, let us hang these creatures publicly" wrote J.R., who started the petition on Wednesday.



"Let us make examples of them, and allow the American people to attend these hangings so that the accused may be ridiculed, as they should be"

Emmaleigh's family say the accused was like a 'Prince Charming' who swept the baby's mum off her feet.

"She was so lit up inside — he wanted to do things with her, he hung out with the kids," said Danielle Adkins, a cousin to Emmaleigh's mother, to WSAZ.

Relatives held a candlelight vigil in Emmaleigh's memory on Friday as they prepare for her funeral this weekend.

Emmaleigh died in the intensive care unit of Charleston Area Medical Centre.

Three other children were in the house at the time, according to police.

Taylor is being held without bond at South Central Regional jail.



Source - Sun

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