The Jodi Arias Jury just came back: 8 for death, 4 not. And so hung. A new jury to reconvene in July sometime just for Death vs. No. (Murder One already decided.)
My own opinion of this whole public-circus-court-thang that's already been going on since January: Manslaughter/crime of passion = 20 years.
Some don't believe in the death penalty whatsoever. I absolutely do. For serial killers like Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer. For the recent duo in Connecticut who invaded the family house, made the wife go to the bank for money, then raped the girls and burned the family to death. For the Austin "yoghurt shop" killers who raped and killed the girls in the shop. What else? Oh, for those who systematically kill old social-security boarders for their checks. For those who systematically kill hospital patients just for the hell of it. For husbands or wives who systematically kill their spouse for insurance money.
But for a 20-something woman, with no previous history at all of violence, who's been in a years-long back-n-forth unhealthy relationship with the victim, and something finally snaps between them one night... No, no one deserves to be MURDERED... but the murderer also doesn't deserve to be put to death by the state for a one-time heat-of-the-moment action. That's, by legal definition, "manslaughter."
What exactly is "Death-Penalty Worthy"?