Originally Posted by Miyas_mom
On the other hand, yeah, if someone were to murder someone in my family, I would most probably want them dead.
Recent surveys (I will try to find them later, because I'm supposed to be working here in my husband's office, but hey, it's noon hour - even wives deserve lunch[TCS
] breaks, right?) indicate that victim's families get little or no satisfaction after the killer is executed - it's a dead-end hope. As for my family, except for my dad (the grandfather) and 2 nephews (brothers to the victim), we don't want death for my nephew's murderer. What good would it do? there would be no closure, it won't bring him back. His killer is behind bars - and we actually grieve for the killer's kids, they are turning out horribly - this awful crime devastated 2 families.
But in the case of sexual predators, I would be much more likely to approve of the death penalty, just for the protection of future victims.