I wouldn't advocate a return to the Black Law of late C18/early C19 England, but it strikes me we don't hang nearly enough people these days. This guy should have been stretched within 48 hours of his conviction.
If justice is perverted and injustice is allowed to flourish, then the Book of Judges is followed by the Book of Kings.
This opinion is such a mess. I wouldn't be surprised if the death penalty is abolished altogether within 10 years. Wouldn't be hard to do with this kind of reasoning.
Viva the Nuclear Option!