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I'm working on a political science discussion question and need a sample draft to help me learn.

write a response to the ethical issue listed below.

Ethical Issue:

What Would You Do?

You are an assistant district attorney who has been assigned a heinous murder case.  In this case, a young man burglarizing a house at night when the occupants were sleeping.  The man of the house confronted the youth with a baseball bat, but the youth shot him.  The man's wife screamed and ran into the bedroom to call the police, but the youth caught up with her, beat her, raped her, and then shot her also.  The young man, who committed the offense on his 18th birthday, was caught later that night.  You now need to decide whether you are to seek the death penalty, which is being demanded by an outraged community.  Because the young man was only hours into adulthood when he committed the crime, you are urged by an anti-death penalty colleague not to seek it.  What will you do and why?

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Juvenile Death Penalty

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I would advocate for the death penalty. I would argue that the defendant should be
punished to induce general deterrence among the populace. The facts of the case are that if sane
and fit to stand trial, the offender had premeditated the ensued violence before he executed his
robbery. The young man had already carried a gun, which shows that he had a motive to harm or
even kill his unfortunate victims.
Although one could argue that he reacted to the owner’s response with a baseball bat by
shooting him dead, the man had a right to protect his property. Therefore, the perpetrator could
have fled the scene or used other means other than murder to escape being beaten with a bat.
Again, the offender went ahead to brutalize his second victim. He raped, ...

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