Presentation on theme: "Death Penalty is it Right By: Dalton Homme and Jairo Martinez."— Presentation transcript:
Death Penalty is it Right By: Dalton Homme and Jairo Martinez
Death penalty meaning Some serious criminal offenses are punishable by death, most often violent homicides where it is, determined by the jury that the convicted offender lacks remorse. Capital punishment, commonly referred to as the death penalty, remains controversial and has been outlawed in some states.
States for exactions Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Idaho Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia Washington Wyoming
Texas Facts Texas is number one in the nation since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 There are 361 inmates on death row there are also 10 women serving death row In Texas crimes punishable by the death penalty are capital murder
Capital murder are the crimes listed below murder of officer or firefighter murder during the commission of kidnapping, burglary, robbery, aggravated sexual assault, arson, obstruction or relation, Murder for remuneration Murder of a correctional employee Murder by a state prison inmate who is serving life sentence Multiple murders Murder of an individual under six years of age
Process of lethal injection First injected Sodium thiopental is an ultra short acting barbiturate which was used widely as an anaesthetic and causes unconsciousness very quickly if injected into a vein. Second injected Pancuronium bromide (Pavulon) is a muscle relaxant that paralyses the diaphragm and thus arrests breathing whilst potassium chloride finishes the job by causing cardiac arrest. It is used in cardiac surgery to stop the heart. In most cases, the inmate is unconscious in less than half a minute after the sodium thiopental is administered
In Texas there are 364 men and 10 women on death row. The majority of people on death row have prior offenses and have murdered more than one person or have been in some other series criminal offense
Case not receiving the death penalty Larry Delon Casey went on a rampage, shooting five people at random three of them fatally. With the Death Penalty not an option Casey received 99 years in prison In 2006 Mr. Casey was denied parallel because he attempted to hirer a murderer to kill the prosecuting judge.
Should Mr. Casey have received parole having shoot and killed 3 people?
Human rights and the death penalty The main problem is the cruel and unusual punishment which is death Another problem that faces the death penalty is the fact that the government can issue the death penalty meaning that the government can control who gets the death penalty in some cases