In an effort to make a murderer seem like an innocent man, one of the Dallas Morning News writers – one Steve Blow – is publishing articles that have really offended family members of the victim. In this particular case, Jeff Young was working late and was very brutally beaten to death in 1987 by Ben Spencer.
Unfortunately, there is no physical evidence linking him to the crime. However, three seperate witnesses saw Ben Spencer driving Jeff Young’s car shortly after the murder. How anyone can think that this isn’t proof that he’s at least INVOLVED in the murder if not actually guilty of it is beyond me. If he is involved in it and not the actual perpetrator, why not name the person who did it? Wouldn’t that be the simple logical course of action? Surely you know where you got a car from. I seriously doubt that someone just walked up to you and said “Hey, man, here’s some keys. Have a nice day.” and then ran off before you got a good look at them or found out who they were or why they were giving you a car.
Ben Spencer has already been tried twice and convicted twice. I don’t understand this need to waste tax payer money on a yet another trial. Ben Spencer’s lawyer is trying to do what all lawyers try to do when their client is obviously and overwhelmingly guilty – get Ben Spencer off on a technicality. Even some of Ben Spencer’s own family members have expressed relief at his conviction because of his violent temper and scary behavior.
Now, let me ask you this…. Would you want Ben Spencer moving in your neighborhood? Living next door to you? How about next door to your kid’s school? I really don’t understand why Steve Blow has refused to write about this from victim’s family’s perspective? Perhaps Mr. Blow-job (since he’s apparently getting them from Ben Spencer) has never lost a family member to violent crime. I guess Ben Spencer got good at that while he was in prison.
I really can’t come up with any other logical reason Mr. Blow wouldn’t want to do a story from the family’s point of view. Surely that’s as compelling as trying to get an obviously guilty man off the hook by trying to sway public opinion.
Here’s a case in point why scary people need to be 1) locked up permanently or 2) just put to death. An entire family is dead in Conneticut because some parole board decided to release two really scary guys. The beat the father so badly isn’t not certain that he’ll live. They raped and then set fire to the two teenage daughters. They made the mother go to the bank and withdraw money. Then they took her back to the house and killed her too. Just the same kind of guys as poor Ben Spencer…