Capital Punishment.

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"He who sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for in

the image of God was man created."(Genesis 9:6) "Anyone who by violence causes

a death must be put to death."(Exodus 21:12) "But should any person dare to

kill another with deliberate planning, you will take that person even from my

altar to be put to death."(Exodus 21:14)

Capital Punishment can be described as a the punishment of death for a

very bad or heinous crime like murder. Not all states have got capital

punishment, otherwise known as the "Death Penalty." The states which do not have

this type of punishment are Alaska, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine,

Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West

Virginia, and Wisconsin. The remaining states do have some form of capital

punishment ranging from hanging, firing squad, electrocution, gas chamber, and

lethal injection.

If somebody killed someone they would not automatically get the death

penalty, there are several circumstances that a judge, jury, and prosecutioner

must look at to see how bad the crime was.

In some states if you kidnap someone,

and do heinous things to them, you could still be eligible for the death penalty.

Each state which carries a death sentence has got their own requirements that a

person must meet to decide whether they get life in prison, or the sentence of

death. Below is each state which carries a death sentence and the requirements

that a person must meet and be convicted of in order to receive the death


In Alabama in order to receive the death penalty you must murder during

a kidnapping, robbery, rape, sodomy, burglary, sexual assault, or arson. Also,

someone would get the death penalty if they murdered a peace officer,

correctional officer, public...