What would you rather get sentenced to? Your crime doesn't matter. Whether or not you are actually guilty doesn't matter. The fact is you have been proved guilty and you are now faced with one of two options. 1. Death Penalty. Lethal injection. Painless (supposedly). You are done. 2. Life in Prison. There is NO chance you will ever be found innocent, even if you are. You will stay in jail until your final breath. No hope of ever being released. Supposedly more people think life in prison is a meaner punishment and that the death penalty is the easy way out. I think I'd want life in prison regardless. I don't like the idea of being executed.