I used to be a fence sitter where this topic was concerned but I have been watching a program called DEATH ROW. While watching it, they had a shot of a man sitting at a window staring out at a bird flying in the sky. He has such a look of longing on his face, I started thinking of how awful it must be to see that blue sky, sunshine and birds and not be able to get out and feel the sunshine on your face or walk in the grass. To not be able to do what you want when you want, not even eat a meal when you feel hungry must be horrible. You can't watch tv when you want. You cant go for a walk on or visit with a friend. Nothing. It is all taken away. That punishment for me would be so much worse then a quick death.
One of the guys is talking about dreaming about being home again and he wakes up in his cell and his hell starts all over again. Sometimes, life is punishment enough.
Would I feel different if one of my loved ones were murdered?? I don't know....
If killing someone who was committed a murder would bring the victim back, I would be all for it. But the death of someone will not bring the victim back.
And what if someone is killed and they find out the state killed an innocent man? There is always a chance of that happening.