Within Canada it was okay to give people the death penalty who have committed a crime but over the years it was slowly being turned down, and the death penalty was only given to people who have murdered police officers or prison guards. Now in current day Canada, people who have committed such crimes would be sentenced to 25 years in prison. The punishment that was given to Thomas must have happened very early, probably in the early 1900s since a crime would give you a death penalty and it many years would pass until a crime would give you a life imprisonment.
Thomas Delaney should have received the capital punishment because he killed someone willingly because someone was molesting his wife, this consequence could have been prevented if he didn’t murder someone out of blood lust. Having Thomas executed would make it a equal balance so that both sides of the crime would be even, his life for the molesters life. It would also be another safe step to have Thomas capitally punished because what if he gets into a similar situation, that means he would intentions to kill another person.