Curlyshorty, that's exactly why I feel the way I do about the death penalty. I truly do not believe you can be 100% against it, unless you have actually suffered the loss of a loved one at the hands of a murderer, and then decided the death penalty is not the proper punishment. Until that time happens (which I pray for everyone's sake none of us have to go through the horrible tragedy you have obvioulsy suffered), I feel that I can only say that I am against the death penalty "in theory". I do totally understand a victim's need for vengance. I only pray that I am never tested in this way, because I do not know what I would do. My deepest sympathies for your loss.