Personally I've always been against the death penalty, for a number of
1. Innocent people have been executed, and
2. It's too quick & too easy ("Too good for them") ... I'd prefer to see
them de-humanised ... to the end of their days ... in prison.
However ... to see them prosecuted is very uplifting!
(What a great pity we aren't a 'rogue nation', like Iran ... then we
might have some balls ...)