It’s been since Michael Jacques allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered his niece, 12-year-old Brooke Bennett. Jacques not only used MySpace to groom his niece but also altered Brooke’s MySpace to make it look like she ran away. The trial has been delayed numerous times over the years since it’s a federal death penalty case that’s being tried in Vermont. Now it’s been delayed one more time for another 14 months.
Jacques has a high-profile anti-death penalty defense team and it seems that they have another case to defend that will take up to 6 months. You have got to be kidding me, right?
That’s a picture of Brooke Bennett before she was raped, strangled and killed. If she were alive today she would be getting her driver’s license and thinking about her junior prom in her coming school year. Instead, she’s in the ground with her last memory being that of her uncle compressing the life out of her with her bare hands.
Her death cries out for justice, not for the placation of a lawyer who has ‘other commitments’.