The state executed a murderer last night. John Hightower was 63 and spent the last 20 years on death row. He was convicted of killing his wife and her two daughters in 1987.
I watched a bit of 13WMAZ's coverage last night. They gave a quote from a man identified as Hightower's son that kind of socked me in the mouth.
"We forgive the state," he said. "They're murderers too."
You can argue with the word "murderers." But I killed a man last night and, if you live in Georgia, so did you. Be for the death penalty or against it, but don't hide behind the state.