This is murder, i don't care how you want to percieve it. Strangling a newborn baby to death is a murder. There is nothing merciful about that.
He has a point just not a very good one, he's trying to say that it is merciful because the child would have probably become severely dysfunctional due to a troubled upbringing therefore it's not worth being on the planet.
Everybody deserves a chance though, it's a very cold-blooded mindset.
I'm not arguing that rape isn't a traumatic event. I am fully aware that a great deal of rapes go unreported, and especially so if its by a family member. However, at the age of 14 she a) didn't tell anyone, b) took great lengths to cover up the fact she was pregnant whilst she was pregnant, and during labour, then c) brutally murdered her baby and tried to hide the body. Even if she was raped this involves a certain level of prior thinking and planning. Potentially being raped does not excuse her actions. They are truly horrific.
ftr she is being tried as an adult and apprently the baby's father is a juvenile.
Basically what you're saying is that you condone murder