For the past week, the news has been filled with the tragic news of a bright young teenaged girl was shot and killed in what police called a case of road rage gone bad. After video identified the truck of the shooter, police zeroed in on their suspect, forcing him to turn himself to authorities, where he, 28-year-old David Desper, was charged with first degree murder.
A Pennsylvania man was arrested Sunday in last week’s killing of a teen during a road rage incident at a merge that authorities said turned into a high speed “cat-and-mouse game.”
David Desper, 28, of Delaware County in Pennsylvania, was charged with first degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Bianca Roberson after turning himself in to police.
“This was a savage, senseless, brutal act,” Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said.
He said Desper became enraged Wednesday afternoon as he and the teen, who had just graduated high school, jockeyed for position on a two-lane West Goshen road that merges into one lane…
Since the death penalty was re-instated by the Supreme Court in 1976, Pennsylvania has executed 3 people, all convicted of murder. If Desper is found guilty, hopefully he will soon become the state’s fourth murderer to be executed. The penal system needs to send a clear message that murderers will themselves be killed for their deeds. One, it saves taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to care for a life-sentence prisoner and it hopefully will stop others from killing.