There is no crime that carries a death penalty, but there is a death penalty that can be sentenced for crimes. Murder for example. Depending on the evidence and the jury's verdict it could be 20 years, or death row.
Murder does not necessary mean death becuz it can be under extenuating circumstance like you where sexual molested for year until you cracked it has to be premeditated and it has to be aggravated like murdering the elderly a cop or children
In Texas, a Capital Crime (one for which you can get the death penalty) is 1. killing a police officer. 2. killing someone during the commission of a violent felony (rape, kidnapping, armed robbery), 3. killing more than one child. There are probably more, but these are the big three.
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The death penalty could possibly create anger that might lead those in opposition to it, to break the law themselves. Perhaps lead someone sentenced with it, to commit a sudden aggressive act. If you desire to know what crimes might lead to a sentence of death, well...stealing a horse once led to a hanging. Certain types of violent action resulting in the death of another human, of course, can result in the penalty today. Laws are different from country to country, however. And national emergencies can influence the use of such laws. Is the penalty justified? (if placed upon a guilty party?) Well....technically....from the standpoint of justice...a guilty party deserves the same treatment that they inflicted upon another party. Scale for scale; balance for balance. We simply may feel that the penalty is too radical for a civilized society to enforce. Or a religious person may feel that they do not have the right to personally enforce such a penalty and remain in God's favor. These are matters of social and personal conscience; both of which are legitimate considerations involving mercy; but not justification to offset the scales of justice, ourselves.