I've been asking for years why we delay execution in cases of absolute guilt.
Take the case of Joseph Duncan in my area over ten years ago. He first raped a boy at age 16. Years later after other crimes, let out of jail, cruises through Idaho on the freeway, sees kids playing outside. Comes back that evening, and ties up family. Beats mom, dad, and older brother to death with a hammer. Takes younger brother and sister to the mountains where he rapes them, and tortures and kills the boy. And he videotaped it! Which the jury had to watch.
He came back to town with the girl and was arrested. He admitted to other killings. Is he dead? Over ten years later, the answer is no.
A few years ago, a guy up to no good grabbed a cops gun and killed him in Idaho. It was on the cop's body cam. They finally convicted him a couple months ago, and gave him the death penalty. I don't expect it will ever happen.
A couple days ago they let a 3rd degree sex offender out of jail in central Washington. Within 24 hours he beat and raped a gas station attendant. They caught him leaving the gas station. Shouldn't take more than a couple days to string him up.
I get it if there is any doubt, to hold off executions, but we can't do it even if it is 100% obvious.
Good money for lawyers, judges, court workers, jails, etc, etc.