I'm utterly opposed to any government being given the power to execute citizens, but the headline in your Greg Abbott Death Watch column, "A Death Sentence for $1.25
," [News, Jan. 27] is wildly misleading.
Here's the actual reason in the article as to why John Henry Ramirez is scheduled to be executed on Feb. 2: "Ramirez attacked the store clerk with one accomplice, beating him, and stabbing him 29 times."
I assume you'd like to portray Governor Abbott as a heartless bastard who kills people for petty crimes such as stealing pocket change, but next time, could you try to come up with a more nuanced and accurate headline, such as "A Death Sentence for Murdering an Innocent Citizen by Stabbing Him 29 Times”? If you would then like to make the case that a coldblooded execution sanctioned by the governor, rather than life in prison without parole, is arguably just as horrifying and merciless as the stabbing – then you'd be making a fair and reasoned argument that I could agree with.