When we put someone on death row we need to have 100% positive belief (beyond a reasonable …show more content…
How can a person, not struggle with the decision of putting someone to death when there are still chances that we could be wrong with our decision? The taking of one’s life is cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and punishment. There were seven exonerations just in 2014, and six in 2015.
The unfortunate part is that the death penalty does not deter murders from happening. The biggest question, is a murderer capable of redemption? The answer is unknown. We as taxpayers contribute so much money to death penalty cases. Death penalty cases cost more than an ordinary trial. The costs are needed for more pre-trial time, more experts, twice as many attorneys, two trials instead of one will be conducted (one for guilt and one for punishment), and then the series of appeals during the inmates while they are on death row.
There has been notated of botched executions. One of the botched executions had been Joseph R. Wood, who was given a lethal injection in Arizona on July 23, 2014. The doctor had notated that he had gasped for one hour and forty minutes before his death was pronounced. This questions the fact of how can people allow such cruel and inhumane methods of punishment. Granted, these criminals who were rightfully accused and sentenced do need to be punished for their crime, but what is the correct answer to the punishment a person deserves? The states that still allow death penalty are always debating the