Professor Patricia Lee
26, February 2014
The lawful infliction of death as a punishment or the death penalty is a clear definition of "Capital Punishment", which continues to be very controversial issue in the United States because of the different views or opinions regarding the Death Penalty. The question of this matter is are lawmakers sending out the wrong message by executing murders to show society that killing another person is wrong or does the Death Penalty give closure to a victims' families who suffered the loss of a loved one. Capital Punishment is morally unconstitutional according to (Andrew Cohen, May 2012,) written in The Alantic.com, he believes America has executed way too many innocent man. The Case of Carlos DeLuna was put to death in December of 1989 for a murder in Christi Corpus, TX that he didn't commit, as of today; his case reminds Americans of the glaring flaws of capital punishment.
The justice system didn't have any significant DNA of DeLuna; the crime scene photos pictured in the trial didn't have any reasonable suspension that tied DeLuna to the murder of Wanda Lopez's. A man by the name of Carlos Hernandez actually admitted to the murder of Wanda and many other women in the city of Christi Corpus but still the justice system failed to acknowledge the confession of the real murderer in this case.
A sentence of capital punishment may be carried out by one of five lawful acts which include electrocution, hanging, lethal injection, gas chamber, and military style firing squad. As of 2004, 38 states voted in employment of capital punishment as a sentence, 12 of those states are Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and...