"Should get the death penalty?" All human life should be preserved, but in the case of murder, the death penalty should be considered as well as well as lesser penalties. Thus, if a gang member in Chicago shoots another gang member, it's murder just like the same gang member shooting a police officer in pursuit. It's murder. So it's up to the DA to establish special circumstances. And I'm Okay with the rope or needle, but waiting 20 years before the sentence is carried out is just absolutely insane. Certainly there are cases of wrongful convictions and death. Those who perpetrate wrongful convictions should be investigated.