Catch a Killer

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The novel Catch A Killer by George Woods is a suspenseful story about a twelve year old boy who witnesses a murder. In the end of the novel, the antagonist Craig Corso is killed by Officer Tawney. Craig got what he deserved because he kidnapped and tortured Andrew Morgan, he murdered two innocent police officers, and attempted to murder Officer Tawney as well as Andrew.

There are many different points in this novel that support the theory that Craig deserves to die. Firstly, at the end of the story Officer Tawney discovers Craig and a kidnapped Andrew in the Woods. Now, instead of owning up to his prior mistake Craig ignores the officer’s warnings and instructions. He then immediately starts shooting in the officer’s direction. Not only did Craig commit a kidnapping offence, he also could have murdered an officer of the law. However, that was not his only attempt at murder. Throughout his entire kidnapping offence he tried many times to take the life of innocent Andrew. His unsuccessful murderous attempts include him strangling, suffocating, shooting at, and even the desperate attempt of clubbing Andrew in the head with a rock. Both Andrew and Tawney are innocent people who never caused Craig Corso any harm or threat what so ever. Now, Andrew and Tawney have to live the rest of their lives with the horrible memory of Corso nearly taking both of their lives.

The second reason that proves Craig got what he deserved is the fact that he killed two innocent police officers. It began with loner Craig Corso looking for somewhere to go to get out of the cold. This is when he invaded the Batten’s house, when he realized that it was empty. When the Police Officers came to investigate, Craig ran and hid in the basement. Corso immediately jumps to the conclusion that the men entering the basement were the redneck men who had severely beaten Craig several years ago. Before he really noticed who the men were, Craig decided to open fire in the dark...
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