Capital Punishment In Hammurabi Law

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In Hammurabi Law, if someone is accused of murder they must take a leap into the closest river. If the accused drowns, the accuser shall take possession of his house. If the accused emerges unhurt, then the accuser is put to death and his house is given as compensation to the accused. While the system of capital punishment in the United States is not quite as random, it has its own problems that can oftentimes cross the fine line between arbitrary and absurd. Capital punishment is also known as the “death penalty”. This is when a person has committed a crime that is punishable by death through various fatal methods of death. When a person is convicted if a crime that is punishable by death, he or she is then placed on death row. This is the …show more content…
While her and a male accomplice had been drinking, and doing drugs for three days they snuck into a Houston, Texas apartment with the intent to steal motorcycle parts and for no reason at all the murder of two innocent people happened instead. The victims were brutally hacked to death with a pick az. Each victim suffered more than twenty blows. Tucker hacked at the victims long after they were dead and had left the pick ax sticking out of the woman’s chest. She and her accomplice may have never been caught had they not bragged to their friends of the terrible crimes they had committed. Karla Faye Tucker was convicted to the murders and sentenced to the death penalty at age 24. She was then put to death 14 years after being convicted in …show more content…
However, California recently seems determined to change this pattern. (Table 3) Dora Buenrostro of San Jacinto was convicted of stabbing to death her three children, ages four to nine, during a fit of rage. She was sentenced to death on October 2, 1998. One year later, (Table 3) Susan Eubanks received her death sentence for shooting to death her three sons, ages four to seven. Eubanks 's attempt to kill herself as her final act failed, and she now resides on California 's death row. The most recent of California 's lethal mothers is Sandi Nieves, sentenced to death on October 6, 2000, for killing her four daughters. Nieves used arson to kill her children. All three instances of these multiple murders-those by Buenrostro, Eubanks, and Nieves-were committed out of anger toward an estranged husband or boyfriend. And, if murdering moms are not enough, consider the California case of Caroline Young. She was sentenced to death in 1995 for killing her grandchildren, ages four and

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