Mandatory Death Penalty for Murder

Mandatory Death Penalty for Murder

Mandatory Death Penalty for Murder To take another person’s life is horrible. It doesn’t matter what crime or crimes he committed. Executing someone for committing a murder is morally wrong, because execution is equally as wrong as murder. Even if it seems that person deserve to be executed, his family and friends doesn’t deserve to suffer from his loss. A person should have no excuse for murder no matter what the case is. However by killing that person you’re not solving anything. By executing the murderer you could be giving him the easy way out because he might rather have a quick, painless death than to spend the rest of his life in prison. If the family and friends of the victim are going to suffer emotionally for the rest of their life, so should the murderer. Death won’t make him suffer; it would only give him a painless end. That’s why we should lock him up in prison for the rest of his life: make him feel pain equivalent to the suffering of the victim’s family and friends. The other reason why the death penalty should be abolished is because death is final; thus it is not acceptable to make mistakes on the matter. As long as we have capital punishment, innocent people will be executed, it is unavoidable. We can’t afford errors and rarely do we have complete proof that a person committed a murder. Therefore it’s always better to be safe than sorry. You could always release someone from prison if there was a mistake but you can’t give somebody’s life back. By abolishing the death penalty, it does not mean that we will be releasing convicted murderers. There are other reasonable choices such as life without parole. So even if innocent people are sentenced to life imprisonment, there is hope that someday someone will be able to prove their innocence. But once a person is executed, the opportunity for him to prove his innocence dies with him. …


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