Death Penalty

The death penalty, also known as capital punishment, is a legal process where a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The judicial decree that someone be punished this way is a death sentence and the actual enforcement is an execution. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offenses.

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