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The conviction of Donald Blom for the murder of Katie Poirier should have come as no surprise to anyone in the Northland who has been following the case. His confession and the discovery of a tooth and jaw fragment in a fire pit on his trailer si...

The conviction of Donald Blom for the murder of Katie Poirier should have come as no surprise to anyone in the Northland who has been following the case. His confession and the discovery of a tooth and jaw fragment in a fire pit on his trailer site near Moose Lake were damning evidence.
Over the past 40 years, American society has gotten away from the concepts of "good" and "evil." Criminals are regularly categorized as "misunderstood." Let's face it, however. Donald Blom was not "misunderstood." He was "evil."
Beyond the tragedy of the death of an innocent young woman, the other tragedy is that the liberalization of our criminal justice laws in the 1960s prevented society from protecting itself from this evil man. If any good comes out of this, we hope it will be a toughening of the laws where needed to prevent any more Donald Bloms from preying upon our society.

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