China executes the death penalty more than 4 times as the rest of the world combined.
Death penalty trials are 20 times more expensive than trials seeking a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Nike's slogan "Just do it" was inspired by the last words of a man about to be executed.
Bill Cosby spoke out against giving the death penalty to the man who shot and killed his own son.
The Pentateuch (Torah in Judaism, Old Testament in the Christian Bible), lays down the death penalty for murder, kidnapping, magic, violation of the Sabbath, blasphemy, and a wide range of sexual crimes.