I do not believe
that the DP, would not put off ANY, would be murderers.
Also, I don't think, 'you can only be hung once, so why not kill a few witnesses', holds water either.
You can only get one life sentence,too. Same thing. Once you've killed one, you won't be much worse off killing the witnesses.
I also don't think death as punishment, is a bad thing. If I'd lost someone to murder, it would help me a lot, to know the perpetrator, had their neck stretched.
As for faith in the law, though. I know what you mean. We are not innocent until proven guilty.
If the jury THINKS you're guilty, you will be found guilty, regardless of PROOF.
I'm not for hanging in these cases. But where there is no doubt, I'm all for it.