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Fox News reports ‘Cost of Death Penalty Is a Killer for State Budgets’

Fox NewsFox News became the latest of many conservative voices in the United States to question the use of the death penalty. It’s issue: cost.

From Ed Barnes’s “Just or Not, Cost of Death Penalty Is a Killer for State Budgets“:

Every time a killer is sentenced to die, a school closes.

That is the broad assessment of a growing number of studies taking a cold, hard look at how much the death penalty costs in the 35 states that still have it.

Forget justice, morality, the possibility of killing an innocent man or any of the traditional arguments that have been part of the public debate over the death penalty. The new one is this:

The cost of killing killers is killing us.

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