My philosophy of late has been to err on the side of compassion. I would hate to be responsible for someone's death if they were innocent. I absolutely abhor the idea of executing anyone under the age of 30. Some have not even reached the age of reason then. Others never will, as in the case of the mentally incapacitated. While I don't believe some murderers, once they've gotten a taste of murder, or some pedophiles, who are repeat offenders, can be rehabilitated, I do believe that society should be protected from these predators somehow. However, killing them isn't one of the options as long as innocents fall through the cracks of the system. DNA evidence, to me, seems the only sure way to exonerate or convict anyone.