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Sentencing someone to death has no place in today's world. Did you read the United Nation's Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's statement? He states that it is of no value. It certainly does not deter anyone from committing crimes. He specifically is talking about terrorism. Terrorists want to be martyrs for their cause so they look forward to a death penalty.
States in the United States that have death penalties still have people killing others. Death penalties don't work and in today's society where we have other means of deterrents, it's not necessary.