Re the Sept. 17 article Teen’s troubled life leads to brother’s death: Needless to say, it’s a horrendous injustice that everyone failed Cristian√ Fernandez throughout his young life. There were missed opportunities to positively intervene.
How he should now be handled, given his age and tragic home life, seems clear. He allegedly committed two first-degree felonies, and psychological evaluations indicate he continues to pose a significant risk of violence. For those who believe he deserves a second chance, there’s a fundamental assumption that all offenders can be rehabilitated. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Does anyone truly believe that the heinous crimes he allegedly committed are passing aberrations and that rehabilitation will lead Fernandez to disavow violence?
Some of us believe that the safety of others must be protected against people like him. There won’t be any winners in this case.
Let’s hope that the decisions rendered don’t ultimately increase the number of his victims.
Joyce Voschin, Davie