Its my first time posting in this part of the PF, so just thought I’d say hello! I live in the UK where the death penalty was abolished in the 60’s. (Well I think it was actually abolished in the 90’s but the last hanging was in the 60’s.) I don't know if it is just me, but it seems that I am reading more and more about brutal and premeditated murders in today’s society. The latest one, about a boy who murdered his girlfriend of a ‘free breakfast’ was probably one of the most brutal and upsetting I’d read in a while, particularly as I have a daughter her age. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-st...-joshua-davies-is-pure-evil-115875-23391730/" Where there is clear evidence of such a premeditated act, I can’t see any reason why this person should not be put to death. I don’t really believe the death penalty is a deterrent, but I do think the punishment should fit the crime and that death penalty would also save a lot of tax payer’s money in keeping someone ‘comfortably’ in some prison for life. I know some may argue that we have a duty to rehabilitate, but to me that ‘right’ is lost when one commits such a heinous crime. So I was just wondering what others thought?