posted on Jul, 12 2007 @ 03:47 AM
I support the death penalty in extreme situations where the guilt of the accused is certain. When the crime is as serious as murder, serious
punishments have to be applied. I just worry for those who might be convicted but are innocent. I haven't followed this case, so I don't know if
it fits the above criteria. I suspect that since S.D. hasn't executed someone in 60 years that they aren't prone to just execute anyone they feel
like (coughtexascough) so I think that in this case it was probably justified, but like I said, I haven't followed the case.
I don't see this as 'beginning a new trend', and I don't think this will 'have any impact on society', unless it turns out this guy was
innocent, in which case there will be a massive uproar in S.D. and elsewhere.