James Holmes has been convicted first-degree murder for killing 12 people in a movie theater in July 2012. The jury rejected his insanity defense, the same jury still considering to give him execution or a life sentence. Should the government apply capital punishment to one of it citizen?. Execution gives less of a punishment than life sentences, life in prison is very hard. The mentality of people who are going to face execution and the mental of people who are going to face life sentences is different, people who are going to face execution already know the time of their death. Some of them embrace it and celebrate rather than facing a life sentence, life sentence give people mentally pressured some of the prisoner who is facing life sentences described that worse than death.
Making a decision for someone get capital punishment it is not easy, it takes time and tax money. In Colorado the Holmes jury has to spend more than one week to hear evidence, it cost the state around $3.5 million. Why $3.5 million? Because the length of the trial, more weeks of a courtroom, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, court reporters, jurors, bailiffs and other courtroom staff are being used, and it means to spending a lot of money from Taxpayers of Colorado that can be used for something more important.
One of the problems of capital punishment is, are the people convicted of capital punishment really guilty? Some of them are not. The most heartbreaking story from a lawyer said their client did not do a crime. The author of these findings are highly qualified to write about this topic because the author is a former police officer and prosecutor. He has a broad knowledge and experience about legal matters. He active in media analyst and active attorney, Halloway focused his writing on criminal law.
He an graduated summa cum laude from South Texas College in law in 1996, he served as officer and judge in U.S Navy. Holloway served as president of the Cobb County Bar Associaton’s criminal law section, and he has been an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Knees State University. This article is suitable for my essay because it gives information on capital punishment. It provides proof and data of disadvantage of capital punishment, i will use it for evidence that capital punishment is expensive, which might be helpful for my essay writing and it will give a good argument for my essay.Heyns, C.
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