Juan Carlos Chavez brutally raped and murdered a 9 year old boy back in 1995. He was executed last night for his crimes. While Chavez committed a heinous crime, did killing him make anything better?
While the country was transfixed last month by the Florida trial and verdict in the George Zimmerman case, another high-profile murder trial was getting under way 5,000 miles to the west, in Honolulu. The two cases have more in common than sunny locales. Like Zimmerman’s trial for the shooting of young Trayvon Martin, the Hawaii trial of Christopher Deedy for the shooting of Kollin Elderts raises questions about race, guns and self-defense in America.