Roger Bowling, man charged with dismembering Mich. couple, due in court Monday – Crimesider – CBS News
Not too long ago, I wrote a post entitled “What is wrong with people?” In it, I mentioned how nothing strange, offensive or disturbing in the news really shocks me because, when you play the odds, things like this are bound to happen whenever humans are involved.
Apparently, Bowling was staying with his ex-girlfriend, 32-year-old Danielle Greenway, and her fiance, 42-year-old Chris Hall, in their suburban Detroit home. Sound like a recipe for disaster already? Stay tuned.
For whatever reason, Bowling decided not just to shoot his ex and her boyfriend, but also to remove their heads, hands and feet before dumping their remains in a nearby river. The missing body parts and a saw were found later in a submerged suitcase.
The fact that people were murdered doesn’t shock me, of course. This kind of thing happens all the time. But trying to cover up the crime by mutilating human bodies is something quite different. Personally, I have no idea how someone could be capable of this. Even the most skilled, veteran hunters would likely cringe at the thought. After all, we’re not talking about some deer who just got shot and cleaned. We’re talking about people, in this case someone’s children, grandchildren, siblings or friends.
If you’ve read some of my posts, you’ve likely realized that I am not a very religious person. However, I do feel murderers like Roger Bowling and James Holmes deserve the Old Testament treatment: an eye for an eye. Holmes should be shot, preferably by the families of the victims, and Bowling should be slowly taken apart piece by piece. Sure, you can’t fight crime with more crime, but neither of these guys seem worthy of fair or just treatment.
I say we give them both a taste of their own medicine. And hopefully, other potential killers will take notice and think twice before they perform such heinous crimes.