Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Huckaby kidnapped, allegedly raped, and then murdered eight year-old Sandra Cantu in 2009. Sandra’s body was found stuffed in a suitcase shortly after.
Twenty-nine year-old Huckaby pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and murder of Sandra but the sexual assault charges were suppressed in the deal that awarded Huckaby life in prison instead of the death penalty –A decision that I feel is an injustice to Sandra.
It is being reported that Huckaby delivered an emotional apology to Sandra’s family in the courtroom before sentencing. The AP is reporting that she told them, “She did not suffer, and I did not sexually molest her.” I don’t believe that for one second. According to authorities, Huckaby committed lewd and lacivious acts on Sandra, and why else would she have abducted and murdered her, if not for sexual purposes?
She didn’t suffer??? That child suffered from the moment she was taken against her will by a sexual degenerate and forced into God knows what. She suffered every minute that she was panicked and held down. She suffered every second that she was without her family and during the time she feared for her life. The little girl suffered torment and torture in the moments before she was slaughtered by Huckaby. Sandra Cantu suffered greatly at the hands of this monster. How dare Huckaby try to tell Sandra’s family that her victim didn’t suffer?
May you rest in peace with the Angels Sandra, your pain is over.
Sources: Ordinary Evil Article