Is the event drawcard worth more than our values?

Today in The Guardian I have been reading about a case in Brazil where convicted killer Bruno Fernandes de Souza was released from jail after serving only 7 years of his 22 year conviction for the murder of his former partner and mother of his child, Eliza Samudio. The motive of his crime? Samudio was seeking child support. Samudio’s murder carried out with Bruno’s friends included torture, strangulation and the final degradation, feeding Eliza’s body to Bruno’s dogs.

By Alex Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Bruno) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons