Because, as I have said to other people here, death row is a HUGE burden to the taxpayers. You could jail 30 different people for life for the same cost of putting ONE person on death row. You don’t want your taxpayer money wasted? Then don’t ask for the death penalty. But let’s be honest, 99% of the people saying that don’t really care about their taxes… they just want revenge, which they call justice (but isn’t).