Ripped from the headlines…

Crime novels give us something real life cannot. A sense of justice, understanding, and closure.

Casey Anthony will be released from jail this week after she was acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter. People everywhere are asking how someone so obviously guilty of killing her child can be set free. Why would she destroy the life she brought into this world. How could the jurors not want to give justice to little Caylee.

Rodrick Shonte Dantzler, the man that murdered seven people (including his own 12-year-old daughter) held the entire city of Grand Rapids hostage for nine hours last week before killing himself. Why did no one try to help this man before the rage and violence escalated to the unstoppable? Why did he kill himself before we could ask why?

Real life never gives us what we need. My prayers go out to the innocent victims.