Posted by: 12stepgolf | November 7, 2010

Difficulty in Connecticut?

Death penalty reasoning maybe confusing

Jury in Conn. home invasion case back for 3rd day

From Associated Press

November 07, 2010 3:00 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut jury will begin a third day of deliberations on whether a man convicted in a deadly home invasion should be executed.

The New Haven jury considering the punishment for Steven Hayes resumes its work Sunday morning.

Hayes was convicted last month of killing a Cheshire woman and her two daughters in 2007.

His attorney has argued that Hayes is so isolated and anguished by the crime that life in prison would be worse than death.

But prosecutors say the death penalty is justice for a crime so heinous. They say Hayes and his co-defendant, Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV’-skee), were on a “power trip” when they tormented the family for seven hours before they killed them.

Komisarjevsky is awaiting trial.

Is the death penalty really a deterrent, to “punish” a perpetrator?  Should we look at the death penalty differently?  Could we not just see it as a method to rid society of the anti-social barbarians?  Is it up to society to warehouse these psychopaths?  It isn’t as if they go to the gallows in the morning after sentencing, they have every opportunity to “prove” their “innocence”.  After all methods of their lawyers to deter their demise we are then given the privilege of putting these psychotic murderers to death.

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