The sister of a South Florida journalist who was killed by the Islamist terrorist group ISIS said "justice was served" in the U.S. airstrike on Mohammed Emwazi in Syria.
Lauren Sotloff, sister of Steven Sotloff, posted on Facebook Friday that she is "overwhelmed and full of emotions" after learning of the airstrike on the man dubbed "Jihadi John," who appeared in last year's video showing her brother's death.
"Finally a little bit of justice... Not the way I would of wanted him to die. He should of had his head cut off also and been left to suffer. But at least he is dead," she wrote. "Hoping my brother is in heaven knowing some justice was served. Unfortunately this still doesn't change things. Wish they would have killed him while my brother was still alive. Its just too late."
Sotloff's parents, Art and Shirley also released a statement about the airstrike.
"This development doesn’t change anything for us; it’s too little too late. Our son is never coming back," the statement read. "More importantly, today, we remember Steven’s remarkable life, his contributions and those of James Foley, Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig, Kayla Mueller, David Haines, Alan Henning, Kenji Goto, and everyone else who has suffered at the hands of ISIS."
Steven Sotloff, a 31-year-old Miami native who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines and studied journalism at the University of Central Florida, was killed in the video released last September.