If I did murder someone in Metro Atlanta and was caught and indicted the storm cloud about my future on this world would be brightened with the hearing of the sentence stated by the Fulton County Georgia District Attorney: "Your Honor We Plan To Seek The Death Penalty Against The Murder Suspects At Hand".
Please keep in mind that among the Anti-Justice Left the reasons for their opposition to the death penalty ebs and flows depending on the case. The general reference of "The Death Penalty is wrong because can't bring back a victim who was murdered by the state and then later found innocent".
When there is a preponderance of evidence as to the guilt of the defendant this STILL is not enough to sway their ultimate conclusion. In this case they will tell of the universal inhumanity of the death penalty.
This is how Brian Nichols - the last candidate which the Fulton County DA told of his plans to seek death - had benefited from. Despite the fact that Nichols, a prisoner at the time, was caught on video tape - overpowering a Black female guard, breaking her jaw with a blow to the face. He stole her gun and proceeded to his trial judge's court room. He shot the judge in the head, killed the court recorder. Upon his escape from the court house complex he killed a sheriff's deputy who was a father of 2. He then killed a Federal Customs Agent. Despite this open and shut case - and after $3 million of state Indignet Defense funds to save this obviously guilty man - 2 jurors who saw the value in this killer of 4's life more than those who he has killed - voted against the final justice for Brian Nichols.
Ironically the debate around Georgia and the rest of the nation is about the racist application of the death penality. This focuses on the "conservative" drive to execute while failing to make note of how the progressive intolerance of the D.P. is the key driver of the apparent geographic and racial imbalance.
If you murder in a more progressive location your likelihood of getting put to death drops precipously.
For the record - I don't think that the Pirate vechile driver nor the guy who initially robbed Vernon Forrest should be executed. Only the Pirate who shot him 8 TIMES, several in the back NEEDS TO BE PUT DOWN.