But isn't that just a form of pest control?
Seriously, though, I am opposed to the death penalty in 99% of cases. There is the odd case where it just isn't good enough to put them away forever, leaving them to become Bubba's "special friend." But even then, there is some doubt. So I err to the conservative. Someday, though, maybe I'll tell y'all about the guy who mutilated his girlfriend with a hatchet before burning the body. He got five (5) years, and was out in 9 months. And so it goes.
Just my tuppence.