SANDRA CANTU KILLER PLEADS GUILTY AND LOSES JOB
May 11 2010
Stockton, CA – While the most recent recession has undoubtedly been devastating to millions it is not the worst economic crisis the world has ever seen. By sheer volume the current crisis far outstrips what happened in the 1930’s but as a
percentage to population it’s really minor in comparison. People lost their homes but there were no bread lines or soup kitchens. That said for the people who did suffer enormous stress as a result of the economic instability felt much as their compatriots 80 years ago, as though their world was coming to an end.
In this economic climate, job security is perhaps the most serious threat to a person’s well being. Even those faced with losing their houses can rest easy when they still have a job, they can still have hope that things will turn out all right and eventually they will be able to get back on their feet. For those who lose their
jobs, as millions have, it is stress piled upon stress, something 29-year old Melissa Huckaby is learning the hard way. After raping and killing 8-year old Sandra Cantu it was clear that things would never be the same for Huckaby. Police investigations and media coverage ensured that the issue simply wouldn’t go away. Now with a guilty plea and twenty-five years in prison, Huckaby is also facing another hard time after losing her job as a Sunday school teacher.
“We are as pleased as anyone that this ordeal is over. This has been a traumatic and devastating incident in our little town and we hope to finally put it behind us to allow not only the families to heal, but also the community. We can never put this wrong right but we can work to alleviate some of the pain,” said a spokesperson for Huckaby’s former employer. “I can confirm that Melissa Huckaby has been released from her obligations here. She provided us with a great service in her time here but unfortunately her lengthy time in
prison means that we will have to seek a permanent replacement meaning that there will no longer be spot available. We wish her the best.”
Huckaby will not be eligible for parole no matter the length of the sentence, which many people believe will be the maximum of 25 years.
“In this economy keeping a job is perhaps the hardest thing to do. Granted she was only there part time and she probably didn’t get paid, at least not very much, but it was work. Now she will have to come out of prison with nowhere to go. Of course in twenty-five years who knows what the economy will be like,” said Scrape TV Business analyst Ken Green. “I mean she could be a flying car repairman or start selling real estate on the moon. The economy could go anywhere. It’s a shame she lost her job but she can now use this time she has to better her skills and be ready for the new economy.”
Some are predicting the end of the world in 2012, two years from now, meaning that any future job plans would go for naught.
“Twenty-five years ago no one would have imagined people making money off working on computers on the internet or mapping out the human genome or creating solar panels. The future has always held many surprises for us and that is likely to be the case going forward so there could be great opportunities when she gets out,” continued Green. “I mean who knows perhaps rape and murder of children will be more economically viable in twenty-five years. She’s proven herself a natural at that She can hope anyway.”
Prisons are expected to utilize laser beams in twenty-five years time, though that is far from concrete.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent