Personally I don't like death sentences. By the time you do all the math involved (automatic appeals, extra security, and other differences with someone on death row) it's usually cheaper just to keep someone incarcerated for the rest of their lives. But I'd be more in favor of hard labor (preferably something that benefits society.) Jail, death sentences, etc, are designed to try and prevent people from doing illegal things/harm to others. Certainly it doesn't work out very often (i.e. someone says, I better not do that because I could go to jail for x amount of time.) But I think if someone knew they would have to spend the rest of their life doing hard/nasty labor it might make them think a bit harder than if they "wanted" to die (lethal injection or by whatever means.) Basically, killing someone is the end of it. Even if only one person was innocent and killed by mistake, this is enough for me to say it is wrong for everyone. Again, hard labor seems more fitting to me personally. I would rather someone suffer for the rest of their lives than end it for them.