I recently watched a movie about drug dealers who kidnapped and killed a 15-year-old boy. At the end of the movie, the murderer of the boy was put on Death Row. One of the accomplices, if found guilty, could also be placed on Death Row.

I had seen the movie before, but I was never as concerned as I am now about capital punishment.

I think execution, and Death Row, is extremely wrong. Perhaps people have heard the argument before, but the world is not perfect and everyone makes mistakes.

In my opinion, the biggest mistake a person could make is ending another human being’s life. I do believe that a murderer should definitely get serious jail time and other consequences, but not death. Two wrongs don’t make a right, and two deaths don’t equal life.

Congressional representatives should give the matter of capital punishment more discussion.

No one should have to die for a mistake they made.

Leah St. Hilaire, Monmouth


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