but thats going by a perfect world and perfect standards which we do not have.
Similar to like Lizzy said, not a crime of passion but in cold blood simply because that person is mentally broken, and say theres video, DNA and witness evidence. Yes I have no problem with the death penalty. I would even extend it to rape/child crimes in some cases.
But again the issue is with the system of guilt/innocence, NOT the punishment.
For me I can easily justify the punishment but defending the process of innocence/guilt isnt not always easy.
Also on another side note, while we should not be botching executions things do happen and its not a reason to scrap everything.