Our Governer wants to reinstate the death penalty for cases like this, but the local congress is fighting against him. I can't believe that crap. If you kill somebody on purpose, especially a kid, you need to die. Not in a nice easy way either. The chair or gas. Not lethal; injection where you just painlessly drift off to dead...
I would support hanging, but it'* not a guaranteed death. I don't eant to torture them, but I don't want to pay for them to live in prison for the rest of thier lives, either..