This blog is for all victims’ family members who believe the death penalty is a policy that has failed victims.
My name is Elizabeth Brancato. Over thirty years ago my mother, Barbara McKitis, was raped and murdered. From that horrific experience, the subsequent trial, and my interactions with other victims’ family members, I have come to view the death penalty system as far more harmful than beneficial to those of us left behind.
In this blog I will submit entries, but I will also ask other victims’ family members from around Connecticut to share their stories. We have different backgrounds and perspective, but are united by the belief that the death penalty system has hurt us and other survivors.
I trust you will find something new in this blog. I hope you will reflect on it with an open heart and mind and keep coming back for new insights.