Read More This case, as tragic as it is, has an added personal element to me. I didn't know any of the people involved, but my two young cousins go to this school, and this murder happened about half of a mile from my house. This is a textbook example of why I support the death penalty. This was a calculated murder with malice aforethought. I disagree with the Supreme Court ruling banning the death penalty for juveniles. These people are 16 and 17. That's old enough to be fully culpable for murder. I'm not saying that life in prison is unjust, but death should be an option in cases like this. Either way, we've got to set a standard in society. You murder someone with malice aforethought, and you are done. Either life in prison or death depending on the case, period.