Worm Man on Trial
After all, the evidence against him is mountainous. It includes videos of him actually commiting these brutal crimes. Videos he allegedly made himself. How does he expect to beat the rap?
Well, he doesn't. Odds are, given all the evidence they have against him, he wasn't offered much of a deal by the prosecution.
And going on trial gives him one last opportunity to get a rush, hearing his alleged crimes described.
Most criminals don't videotape themselves in the commission of their felonies. But sexual deviants are a different breed. Some of them, especially some pedophiles, get such a psychological charge recalling their crimes, they keep tangible trophies. And nothing recalls like videotape.
Pedophiles come in all psychological shapes and sizes, from the controlled and non-violent to the most out-of-control and brutal.
There are more than a few pedophiles walking around this country who admirably control, if not their impulses and attractions, at least their behavior. They do so out of a combination of fear, shame, and even the understanding that such behavior is evil.
Others don't. These are the predators who must be caught and put away forever.
Their crimes used to merit the death penalty but, the Supreme Court has recently ruled, such punishement is no longer justified or constitutional. Past such decisions have cited "evolving standards of decency."
Yes, you only have to look at our culture and you quickly notice how lighter prison sentences for monsters have contributed to the upswing in decency rampant across the country.
Anyway, Worman's trial continues, providing a window into the very soul of depravity.