LETTER- Mugshot unfair to beating victim

It is extremely inappropriate to use a mugshot, from a past event, when writing a story about the victim of a violent crime. ["Downtown attack: Man fights for life after brutal beating"]

Because pictures are more powerful than words, readers appear to lose focus on finding the person or persons who attempted to murder Robert Kartheiser, on August 14th.

You have done him harm, in using this mugshot. Bobby looks much better than he does in this mugshot, and it seems cruel of you to post this at this time.

Mara Miller
Washington, D.C.