The laws that allow the possibly innocent, or those who committed heinous crimes under previously undisclosed extenuating circumstances, to appeal their death sentence numerous times over many years (over a decade is common in Texas) also cover those who are clearly guilty with no excuse for their crime(s). We had a local case where two guys are driving around and the car starts running low on gas. The driver stops nears a gas station, and watches for someone who fills up the tank. He follows a young woman a few blocks. When she stops for a red light, he shoots her in the head several times, and drags her out of the car onto the street. He gets behind the wheel, the other guy gets in the car, and they drive off in her car. IIRC they were smoking pot, but in his interviews and confession the murderer was very clear in his thinking when describing why he chose her, and what he did. IMO the above is a clear case of guilty with no excuses and no extenuating circumstances. This guy should've been executed ASAP, but he had the right to take his appeals as far as the law allows.