To the editor,

For most of my life, I have been against the death penalty, although there are times when I agree the person deserves it and times when I would like to be the guy who springs the trap door. But, according to the Bible, that is a not a right that was given to me.

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In the case of Alfonso Rodriguez, has been been waiting execution for 15 years, during which time he has had the best of medical, dental and vision care, and also a place to sleep and good food.

The way things are going he has an excellent chance of dying a natural death. Would the Herald be interested in finding out what all these appeals are costing the taxpayer and who it benefits besides the attorneys? I think the public would be interested.

How many thousands, if not millions, are spent? Wouldn't a life sentence make more sense?

Kenton Hicks

Thief River Falls