Pro Death Penalty

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The death penalty should be used in this country. Some of my reasons are closure for the victims’ families. The long appeals process and the suffering of the victims. From the article it gives this example Nearly 18 years ago, David Brewer called up Sherry Byrne and lured her to a motel. He raped her, then stuffed her in the trunk of his car where she was trapped for 10 hours, bound and gagged with wire and duct tape. She made a "Help Me" sign with lipstick, and several motorists saw it sticking out of the trunk and reported it to police. But Brewer drove her to a secluded farm lane. He strangled her with a necktie, broke her neck, stabbed her 14 times and slit her throat, then stuffed the body back in his trunk and drove home to his wife. Now he sits on death row, where he belongs. After 18 years of appeals, the Supreme Court has rejected his case. Some law students want the case looked at again even after the Supreme Court rejected his appeal. Here are the facts that convicted him Mr. Byrne, now a New Jersey accounting executive, grew up in southwest Ohio and worked at the Chiquita Center on the day his wife of seven months was murdered. "Sherry called me at 10:15 a.m. at my office in downtown Cincinnati to excitedly relay that a friend of ours, and my college fraternity `Big Brother,' David Brewer, had just called her and invited her to come and see him and his wife, Cathy, at a motel near our home in Springdale," he recalled. Sherry took along her puppy, "Bo." Brewer was waiting for her alone. It was the last Joe Byrne ever heard from his wife. Brewer confessed. The case was airtight. That's a cruel joke to the families of victims, who have endured years of stalling appeals, flimsy technicalities and lies. "The appeals process is needed for sure, but there is clearly a time where it becomes nothing but a game to the lawyers," Byrne said Sherry was tortured…...

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