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    To watch the execution or not watch?

    I am not sure if I'm posting this in the correct place so if not, I apologize and please let me know. I'm interested in your thoughts and feelings on this. When I was 6, June 30, 1985, my life long friend, Tuesday Correll, was killed by her father, Jerry Correll. He also killed her mother, grandmother, and aunt that night. My parents were friends with them long before she and I were born.
    He received the death penalty on all 4 counts. 30 years have gone by without justice and though he still does not have a date, I must decide if I will attend the execution. His appeals have been exhausted at all levels so it is, in all likelihood, quickly approaching. I am very pro death penalty, especially for him. I just don't want to be disappointed if it doesn't give me the sense of closure, or the feeling of justice that I have waited for for so long.
    I would love to know your opinions.
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    oh I believe you will feel closure and a great feeling that this monster will never ever murder any
    living person AGAIN! Just think of it as his invitation to meet his maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystymiss View Post
    oh I believe you will feel closure and a great feeling that this monster will never ever murder any
    living person AGAIN! Just think of it as his invitation to meet his maker.
    I'd gladly do it myself!

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    I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your childhood friend. What a horrible crime. As far watching the execution, I think the only way I might be able to watch, if I were in your shoes, was to be there as a sign that my friend and her family were not forgotten. As for feeling whether or not justice was served, I'd have to rely on faith, that his maker was giving out justice in the minutes after his death.

    You are a good friend for never forgetting Tuesday. I hope you find peace`in whatever decision you make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby View Post
    I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your childhood friend. What a horrible crime. As far watching the execution, I think the only way I might be able to watch, if I were in your shoes, was to be there as a sign that my friend and her family were not forgotten. As for feeling whether or not justice was served, I'd have to rely on faith, that his maker was giving out justice in the minutes after his death.

    You are a good friend for never forgetting Tuesday. I hope you find peace`in whatever decision you make.

    Beautifully said.....thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by hipmomx2 View Post
    I am not sure if I'm posting this in the correct place so if not, I apologize and please let me know. I'm interested in your thoughts and feelings on this. When I was 6, June 30, 1985, my life long friend, Tuesday Correll, was killed by her father, Jerry Correll. He also killed her mother, grandmother, and aunt that night. My parents were friends with them long before she and I were born.
    He received the death penalty on all 4 counts. 30 years have gone by without justice and though he still does not have a date, I must decide if I will attend the execution. His appeals have been exhausted at all levels so it is, in all likelihood, quickly approaching. I am very pro death penalty, especially for him. I just don't want to be disappointed if it doesn't give me the sense of closure, or the feeling of justice that I have waited for for so long.
    I would love to know your opinions.
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    In my honest opinnion I think it would help you get some closure However I personally would like for you to know that there is litteraly no right or wrong decission that you will make. we can all give you our oppinions but only you know what you went through that day or night just make sure you make that decission for you and your feelings alone not for familly members or friends only you can decide which you wanna do and remember that either way u decide its ok to decide that way theres no wrong doing here ..anyway hope that helps a little I truly wish you all the best with whatever one you pick to do....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby View Post
    I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your childhood friend. What a horrible crime. As far watching the execution, I think the only way I might be able to watch, if I were in your shoes, was to be there as a sign that my friend and her family were not forgotten. As for feeling whether or not justice was served, I'd have to rely on faith, that his maker was giving out justice in the minutes after his death.

    You are a good friend for never forgetting Tuesday. I hope you find peace`in whatever decision you make.
    Thank you! I'm...looking for the words...I'm in shock at how you so accurately grasped the situation. The absolute number one reason I want to go is because he wiped out that family. Most of the rest of them have passed away. I came across a request for a pen pal that he had written and he said that "your family forgets about you in here." No. No, you killed them. I want him to know "I see you. I know what you are. I care. I haven't forgotten."
    So, you are absolutely correct. Thank you.

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    They were at our house 2 days before this happened and my parents said they saw no signs. Idk if this is allowed but if you want to know more, I posted my story about it on my blog http://truemurders.org/ I've really struggled with this. Thank you all for your support.

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    Personally, I don't think I could ever get any sense of satisfaction/closure from watching another human being die, no matter how heinous their crimes were. I could probably get some closure from hearing news of their passing, but actually watching it is very different. Execution is an ugly thing and I know that visual would be burned into my mind - and I'd rather move on without ever having to see my loved one's killer again, instead of having yet another painful memory of them etched into my brain.

    So it obviously isn't for me, although I can understand why a victim's loved ones may want to watch the execution. However, I think that if you have doubts about whether you should watch it, you probably shouldn't. Like I said, execution is ugly (no matter how clean or peaceful it looks) and you should only watch if you feel strong enough to handle that, the dredging up of those memories, etc. If you don't feel strong enough, that's okay.

    I really can't say whether you'll feel closure afterwards. Many friends/family members of the victim go and they do get that relief. But many others go expecting to get closure/satisfaction out of it, only to be disappointed when it was over and that relief never came. In my opinion, closure only comes after a lot of reflection, thinking, grieving, therapy and time - and even then, it never comes for some people. So all I can say is don't go into it expecting that relief, because if you do and you find that you still don't have it, you WILL be disappointed.

    But you can still go to support Tuesday's friends and family who will be there, without necessarily having to watch the execution itself. That's probably what I would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migmuu View Post
    Personally, I don't think I could ever get any sense of satisfaction/closure from watching another human being die, no matter how heinous their crimes were. I could probably get some closure from hearing news of their passing, but actually watching it is very different. Execution is an ugly thing and I know that visual would be burned into my mind - and I'd rather move on without ever having to see my loved one's killer again, instead of having yet another painful memory of them etched into my brain.

    So it obviously isn't for me, although I can understand why a victim's loved ones may want to watch the execution. However, I think that if you have doubts about whether you should watch it, you probably shouldn't. Like I said, execution is ugly (no matter how clean or peaceful it looks) and you should only watch if you feel strong enough to handle that, the dredging up of those memories, etc. If you don't feel strong enough, that's okay.

    I really can't say whether you'll feel closure afterwards. Many friends/family members of the victim go and they do get that relief. But many others go expecting to get closure/satisfaction out of it, only to be disappointed when it was over and that relief never came. In my opinion, closure only comes after a lot of reflection, thinking, grieving, therapy and time - and even then, it never comes for some people. So all I can say is don't go into it expecting that relief, because if you do and you find that you still don't have it, you WILL be disappointed.

    But you can still go to support Tuesday's friends and family who will be there, without necessarily having to watch the execution itself. That's probably what I would do.
    I appreciate the feedback. I didn't realize that just by me writing this post, means I have doubts. But your exactly right. I guess I do, I just feel like that means I have sympathy for him, or that it shows weakness in myself. It's not watching death that gives me pause, I majored in Criminal Justice, probably because of this, its the second part of what you said. It terrifies me that I'd walk out of there without feeling this big sense of relief or closure that I have hoped for ever since I was contacted about attending. I have seen so many times on shows like Dateline, where the family walks out disappointed. Not that I'd rejoice either. He does have a soul and I trt to remember that but I feel a huge sense of responsibility to the family, mostly self inflicted, to make sure they represented. I guess I'm searching for something that I haven't found yet. Maybe I want someone to tell me "go, you'll feel much better," when, like you said, that haa to come from within. Sorry I'm rambling. I really do appreciate your words.

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    I wouldn't. I think I would honor my friend and her family that day in another way. I would spend the day planting in her name or doing something for others in her name but I would not take on that day and honor her killer with my presence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScarlettScarpetta View Post
    I wouldn't. I think I would honor my friend and her family that day in another way. I would spend the day planting in her name or doing something for others in her name but I would not take on that day and honor her killer with my presence.

    JMO
    Wow, THAT'S definitely something to think about. It certainly seems like doing that would be a day well spent. I should have thought that myself but I'm really glad you did. Thanks. Very good idea

    Closure is b.s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hipmomx2 View Post
    Wow, THAT'S definitely something to think about. It certainly seems like doing that would be a day well spent. I should have thought that myself but I'm really glad you did. Thanks. Very good idea

    Closure is b.s.
    I have seen way too many interviews with families after an execution and the majority all say it doesn't change a thing. There is no closure from such a thing.
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    I think if you're pro-death penalty then this is part of the deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATasteOfHoney View Post
    I think if you're pro-death penalty then this is part of the deal.
    That, I am. Not just for him. I also don't want to wake up one day and regret not going. Aghhhh

    Closure is b.s.

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