St. Maarten News – By Milton G Pieters —All lives matters is one of the mantras being widely discussed in the United States now in light of the current racial tension. That question could also be applied to the murder suspect in the Wendy Montulet killing, who was killed this past weekend in a Guadeloupe jail allegedly by inmates. The above mentioned headline is currently one of the hottest topics in the United States, but after the gruesome death of a French resident while in custody in a Guadeloupe jail, the big question on everyone’s minds is: was justice served or did the inmates take the law into their own hands?
This newspaper was able to get mixed reactions via social media. The following is what they had to say about the matter that is quickly gaining attention from a wide cross-section of the community.
“I think it wasn’t a good idea to kill him. If I was a lawyer I would be able to get his family compensation for the loss because even if he had raped the girl and stabbed her to death, he still is human and deserved to serve his sentence. But I don’t believe the French law deals with death penalty if I am not mistaken.”
“Honestly think that wasn’t a good idea. What makes the prisoners any better than him? I strongly believe sending him to that prison was a wrong decision especially knowing that his father is a police officer. What he did was wrong yes but what was done to him is very wrong as well he needed justice, he was tortured maybe raped and beaten. The press all over for the young lady so why is no one talking about him and all we are seeing is videos being taped by inmates and being sent to Facebook, is that a vacation spot? How much other men raped women and are in a prison that didn’t get treated like this.”
“Nope, it wasn’t a good idea because justice was already served when he was caught by the police and sent to jail for his actions. The rest that happened after that was just straight up wrong.”
“I don’t consider it being justice served because you don’t fight fire with fire. We never even gotten to know why he did it and how exactly he did it. Killing him didn’t change the fact that she’s dead and gone.”
“That was his designed way to die. Everybody got one and can’t run from it so I’m in no way saddened by his demise but disgusted by the act he did to that woman. I have zero tolerance for rapists.”
“Two wrongs don’t make a right; from what I understood he was mentally not stable. He may not have known what he did. Not saying he should not pay for his crime. The Gendarme took him away and put him in a cell where he was not protected. This is the first time we have ever heard someone being executed in one of these jails like that. I beg to wonder if it was a local who was raped and killed if he would have been treated this way. Could it be because she was a white tourist that they felt the law believed it ok to put him in a situation where inmates would do their bidding for them? I don’t believe what he did was right and I do not believe what happened to him is right. What will the law be doing to ensure prisoners are safe? It actually wasn’t even proven in a court of law that he was guilty. We will never know what motivated him to do what he did.”
Source: Today SXM Killing the murderer of tourist. Was justice served?