Saturday, March 05, 2005

Ecstasy Just a Party Drug?

Ecstasy marketers have sold an image to teens and young adults that this heinous drug is "the feel good drug," and nothing but fun. But spend much time scanning newspaper articles like I do and you find something very different, like this story from Associated Press:
Gov. Jeb Bush signed a death warrant for a convicted murderer who strangled and hanged an Osceola County woman more than five years ago.

Bush set April 5 as the day of execution for Glen Ocha, who has changed his name legally to Raven Raven.

Ocha, 47, was convicted of killing Carol Skjerva, 28, at his Buenaventura Lakes home Oct. 5, 1999.

He was drunk and high on Ecstasy when he met Skjerva at a bar. She drove him home, and the two had sex. Afterward, Skjerva made a disparaging comment, enraging the man.

Ocha tried to strangle her three times until his arms got tired. So he hung Skjerva from a door and drank a beer while she died.
Ask the family of Carol Skjerva if they think Ecstasy is just a harmless party drug.

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