Capital Punishment in “Two Fishermen”

Capital Punishment is an action of a person being killed when they did something extremely wrong/bad and they deserve death. Canada used to have capital punishment but then it was removed from the Canadian Criminal Code in 1976, it was replaced with a mandatory life sentence without possibility of parole for 25 years for all first-degree murders. Through the years from 1865-1976 there were deaths for more than 100 people in Canada, but as the years went by the deaths started to decrease until 1976 when Canada decided to become a peacefull country. In the short story I’ve read of “Two Fishermen” was kind of based in Canada.

Thomas was supposed to be killed in the story of “Two Fishermen” but the consequences he had done by his actions weren’t the ones compared to the normal ones the U.S. had, so I don’t think Smitty should have been killed.

1st Reason: Thomas killed Mathew because he was molesting his wife while she was berry picking.

2nd Reason: Thomas was the victim in a struggle before he killed Rhinehart.

3rd Reason: None of these reasons are compared to the ones Canada has.