Death Row And The Death Penalty Essay

1597 Words Dec 7th, 2015 7 Pages
Death Row

Richard Ramirez, “The Night Stalker”, by age 53 had killed and raped at least 13 women and men between June 1984 to August 985 . Most of his victims were over the age of 60. He would break into homes kill the men for that prevented him from committing such crime, then when it was done flee from the scene after robbing the home. He reportedly shouted “Hail Satan” in his court hearing. With a grand total 13 murders, 11 sexual assaults, and 14 burglaries Ramirez was executed on June 7, 2013. Because of vicious crimes like these the death penalty exists. (“10 Crimes”)

Without this type of punishment prisons that committed heinous crimes would get the chance to live and breathe the air there victims suffered in. In the United States 40 states participated in the death row type of punishment. Surprisingly only 2 percent of states in the United States have been responsible for the majority of cases leading up to execution since 1976. (“Death Penalty”) The death penalty legalization allows rapist, murderers, and other criminals a fair and well deserved punishment.

The death penalty has been around for an extremely long time. In Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon committed 25 crimes his execution was less reasonable than they are today. Crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement where various ways of a criminal punishment. In the Sixteenth Century under the control of Henry The 8th as many as 72,000 people…

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