I found This article on BBC news site. It's an interesting read that begs debate. I didn't intend to start a debate on death penalty in general so, I'm going to call you a n00b if you do, for the simple neglect of forgetting to read the initial post. Anyway, a couple of questions arise. Assumed that the death penalty is implemented and executed (regardless your stance on that), what do you think the best way of execution is? Is a painless death for the killer indicated in the case of a gruesome murder? What would you choose, if you were on death row? What would you choose if your [close friend/relative] would be gruesomely murdered?