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To the editor: I was outraged when I read the May 22 edition of The Brunswick Beacon. The laws should be tougher for repeat criminal behavior.
My husband [Adam Bradshaw] might be alive today if the laws were already tougher for those who choose to be career criminals. The fact is, they have a choice.
They can choose to commit crimes or they can choose not to commit crimes. I don’t understand the psychology behind it.
What drives someone to choose a life of crime? What drives someone to commit murder?
My husband was trying to help someone and he was repaid by having his life taken. I have since discovered the main suspect, who was arrested for the murder of my husband, has quite a criminal background and numerous charges currently pending.
My son, only 15 months old, has been unjustly and unfairly sentenced to a life without a father. Very soon, my son and I will lose our home and everything we have, unless a miracle happens.
I have lost a husband, and my son will not remember his father. All my son will know about his father is what we tell him. This will affect my son and me for the rest of our lives.
We read about violent crimes and watch television reports about such crimes, but we don’t see or think about the true effects of such crimes.
You can’t imagine what it feels like to live in such a terrible nightmare, unless you have been through a similar experience.
Every day I cry and grieve for the husband, father, brother, son-in-law, friend and co-worker taken so violently and unexpectedly.
I believe the government should make laws tougher for repeat criminals, especially violent criminals.