First of all, I'm sorry to hear about your father. And no, I don't personally know what it feels like to lose a family member. These people
do, though. I honestly can't say if I would feel any differently if I were in your/their position.
However I would imagine that if someone in my family were killed, killing another person would never be enough to heal the pain I felt.
Not to turn this into (another) debate on capital punishment, but just quickly...I'm a little uneasy with the state actually killing human beings, especially when such a system has resulted in the execution of innocent people. Capital cases are much more expensive than non-capital cases, and I feel like this money could be spent on things that actually work to deter crime, and/or on therapy for victims' and murderers' families.
To me, removing a convicted murderer from society through life imprisonment is enough. I don't really see the need to go the extra step and kill, while spending the extra money and risking the execution of innocent lives, when it doesn't really have any benefits.
It seems that with capital punishment, killing guilty people takes priority over protecting innocent people who get caught up in the system, and that's not the way our justice system should operate.
I haven't lost a family member from the result of murder. But I can only imagine how it would feel. Imprisonment isn't enough because they still get to breath, they still get to eat, they still get to wake up in the morning, they still get to smile, and they still get outside visitors. They still get all these things that the murderer took from someone else. Unless every thing they took is taken away from them its just not enough.
Back to the Topic I think the dirty rotten bastard should most defaintly get the death penalty. He took every thing from this young black woman and he deserves to have everything right down to free oxygen taken from him.