I just read an article where Texas is poised to execute its 500th death row inmate, 52 year old Kimberly McCarthy tonight at 6:10 p.m. by lethal injection. Ms. McCarthy, a former cocaine addict, killed her 71 year old neighbor during a 1997 robbery. She was found guilty of using a butcher knife and a candelabra to beat and stab the retired college professor Dorothy Booth using the knife to sever Booth’s fingers to steal her wedding ring.
I have always been pro-death penalty. I am still pro-death penalty. I believe that the death penalty is not provided for a “deterrent” to crime, but, in fact, is JUSTICE for crime. I have also been criticized by many pro-lifers because they see a contradiction in being pro-death penalty yet pro-life regarding abortion. I stand by my convictions. Just wondering what everyone else thinks about the death penalty.
Are you pro or anti death penalty and why?