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June 26, 2005

The Bastard Had It Coming. . . 

Vigilanteism is a dangerous thing and I am loathe to encourage it. But when a person is pushed too far, the urge to take matters into their own hands in search of justice can become overpowering.

Personally, I think this Spanish mother did the right thing:

A Spanish mother has taken revenge on the man who raped her 13-year-old daughter at knifepoint by dousing him in petrol and setting him alight. He died of his injuries in hospital on Friday.

Antonio Cosme Velasco Soriano, 69, had been sent to jail for nine years in 1998, but was let out on a three-day pass and returned to his home town of Benej├║zar, 30 miles south of Alicante, on the Costa Blanca.

While there, he passed his victim's mother in the street and allegedly taunted her about the attack. He is said to have called out "How's your daughter?", before heading into a crowded bar.

Shortly after, the woman walked into the bar, poured a bottle of petrol over Soriano and lit a match. She watched as the flames engulfed him, before walking out.

June 26, 2005 at 09:02 AM | Permalink

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