Following the discovery of the deaths of the four kidnapped members of the Merced family on Wednesday night, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke declared that the perpetrator would have “a special spot in hell.”
Warnke is not the only one who feels the way he does.
Aroohi Dheri, an 8-month-old baby, her mother Jasleen Kaur, her father Jasdeep Singh, and her uncle Amandeep Singh, all of whom were brutally murdered, have sparked global indignation over the atrocities as well as sympathy for their mourning relatives.
Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama’s gut reaction was brought on by the alleged senseless and lethal savagery that 48-year-old violent career criminal Jesus Salgado inflicted on the young Sikh family.
“I’m furious! Completely senseless and tragic loss of innocent life. My heart breaks for this family,” Balderrama tweeted. “I pray justice can be served in this murder case, and those responsible be held accountable to the full extent of the law. Sadly, that’s not saying much w/ CA’s weak laws.”
However, several people claimed that the criticism of California’s criminal laws by police enforcement officials in the wake of the murders upset them.
“I wish all the pro law enforcement people would stop using this family’s tragedy as a political talking point against California’s laws. Maybe if you did your job and used all your budgets and gadgets we wouldn’t be in this situation. Let the family mourn,” tweeted Fresno attorney Aida S. Macedo on Thursday.