This story is making me as mad as I ever get. Kevin Cooper was a convicted burglar, kidnapper and rapist. In 1983, he escaped a minimum-security prison in California. Around midnight one Saturday night, he broke into the home of the Ryen family, which happened to be near his hideout. Using a machete, hatchet and ice pick, he brutally killed father Frank, mother Peggy, 10-year-old daughter Jessica, and 11-year-old Christopher Hughes, best friend of 8-year-old Joshua Ryen. This innocent little boy woke up to the sound of screams, got out of bed, and in the dark, tripped over the dead body of his sister in the hallway. He was then slashed in the throat, smashed in the head with a machete, and suffered ice-pick wounds to his back. He was found approx. 11 hours after the attack, still pressing his hand to the throat wound, lying near the naked and mutilated body of his mother. Joshua barely survived. Each of the bodies suffered 30-50 separate knife and machete wounds. Blood had splattered all over the walls, and the carpet was soaked with it. The father of Christopher Hughes discovered the gruesome scene when he became concerned that his son hadn't come home after church that morning. Can you imagine being in that father's shoes? Can you imagine what lasting effects that boy has suffered? Can you imagine what it was like in the last moments of life for those poor victims? No! I can't either! It makes me sick to my stomach just to think about it. 20 years later, Cooper is still sleazing his way through the justice system, with the help of Lanny Davis, a sleazy lawyer infamous for his sleazy defense of President Bubba Clinton. Cooper narrowly avoided a Feb. 10 execution, thanks to the last-minute intervention of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (of course!) and the U.S. Supreme court. I am the father of two young girls. My blood boils at the thought of such a horrendous crime. There MUST be justice. This murderer MUST die. No method of execution is too painful for the piece of genetic trash that did this. For my own sanity, I must believe Cooper will eventually be executed, but unfortunately, he will not suffer as his victims did. And justice for Joshua and all of the victims' families will have come more than 20 years later than it should have.