I am generally against the death penalty--too many ways to kill an innocent person of the crime charged with to get the DP. The person might be a really bad or evil person with all kinds of crimes in the past, but there are too many ways by error, mistake, negligence, stupidity, arrogance or malice that some folks might be convicted wrongfully.
I heard one of the 7 to be executed was convicted of murder many years ago--laughed at the victims family saying he would get out of prison, which he did. He then went and killed two more people and now on death row.
Once there is only life in prison the liberals will then want that to be done away with--saying it is cruel and unusual punishment.