Should Michigan Have Death Penalty?

A federal jury who convicted Timothy Dennis O’Reilly on Tuesday of six felony counts, including murder, from a 2001 robbery, will decide on Monday, whether he should spend “life in prison” or face the death penalty by lethal injection.  Do you think Michigan should have the death penalty?

While Michigan was the first state to ban capital punishment in 1847, an exception included, that the sentence can still be imposed for certain federal crimes, including murder during a bank robbery. The last execution in Michigan, was in 1938 when a Hamtramck man, also convicted of murder during a bank robbery, was hanged.

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