I don’t write many of these, but when I got my paper and saw a very large picture of (John) Houser looking at me above the fold and two small pictures of his victims, Mayci (Breaux) and Jillian (Johnson), below the fold and their stories buried four pages into the paper, I said to myself, “This is not right.”
The story of this tragedy needs to be told. The real story is about the lives that were ended, not the person who committed the heinous act. Bury him in the back of the paper. Yes, bad news sells papers, but it can be presented in a factual matter in the paper. Maybe later I might want to read about his sorry life, but I doubt it. He’s guilty, not his family or society.