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Originally posted by Nox
Why not? I'm sure mitigating circumstances can be quantified.
I'm sure that a history of abuse can qualify as a mitigating circumstance, lowering a sentence.
Texas man executed on disproved forensics
Chicago Tribune via Yahoo! News - Dec 09 5:10 AM
Strapped to a gurney in Texas' death chamber earlier this year, just moments from his execution for setting a fire that killed his three daughters, Cameron Todd Willingham declared his innocence one last time.