I didn't read the link but I'm going to assume it's just like every other "random guy raped a little girl and left her scarred for life" story I've read before.
I don't think he should get the death penality. That's the easy way out. Especially seeing as how they'd probably use lethal injection which makes you brain dead and you just stop breathing. Not slow and painful enough for me. I say let him go to jail and the second someone finds out that he's there for raping a child, the other prisoners will make him their bitch. Both with rape and shankings. Daily.
Not exactly the same, no. But I've read a lot of these stories. At some point you see that it's like VH1's True Hollywood Stories. Follows the same plot even though certain things might be different, it gives the overall same effect.
And besides that, you'd rather have him murdered than to spend the rest of his living life getting gang raped and beaten in prison? I thought you were for the torture of him.