24-year-old New York criminal justice graduate student Imette St. Guillen allegedly “earned” her murder at the hands of “prime suspect” 41-year-old bar bouncer Darryl Littlejohn — his blood was found on the milky white ties used to cuff Imette’s hands behind her back.
Littlejohn is accused of raping, torturing and killing Imette before hacking off her hair, stuffing a sock down her throat and binding her face like a mummy with tan packing tape to obliterate her beautiful features.
There are some who believe Imette deserved her death and earned her murder with unladylike behavior — a “good girl” isn’t alone and drunk and thrown out of a bar at 3:00am with a convicted felon bouncer as an escort — because any young woman who values her life would not be so reckless and haphazard with the rules of living in a dangerous society.
Others claim no one earns a humiliating murder or a tortuous rape even if they were socially stupid or culturally unwise — everyone deserves to live an unfettered life in spite of their mistakes and no one should ever be forced to forfeit their life because of one bad decision.
If we are only as good as the demons we control — what does Imette St. Guillen’s grisly murder confess about those who condemn her in death as earning her end?