Discernment is necessary
Joshua Komisarjevsky claims he was abused as a child. Give me a break. The guy mercilessly tortures and slaughters a woman and her two daughters and savagely beats the husband. Then all of a sudden (Shazam!) he has this convenient back story that is supposed to bring sympathy and mercy.
I don't believe it for one second. Not one single second. And neither should anyone else.
The dude is a mass murderer. Don't you think he's capable of lying in order to save himself from the death penalty? Does anyone even think to question his credibility? Does even one person in this entire country (other than me) have any discernment whatsoever?