People voice opinions over death penalty - KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA | I've been told that "capital punishment is not a deterrent" but I really doubt Cal Coburn Brown will be re-offending. People voice opinions over death penalty Posted: Sep 10, 2010 4:30 AM PDT Updated: Sep 10, 2010 4:30 AM PDT NEW WALLA WALLA, Wash. - People showed up to oppose and support capital punishment at the Washington State Penitentiary. There were about two dozen protestors against the death penalty and about 10 people for it. Washington State Troopers and prison guards were also on hand to keep the calm. Many of the people out there said they base their opinions on legal and moral reasons. "On a legal stand point anyone would think that killing one innocent person should make the death penalty wrong, why would we keep it in place when we are going to risk killing innocent people," said Shar Lichtey, who is against the death penalty. "I just look at it as if that happened to one of my family members what I would want done. More than anything I'm just asking for gods will to be done here tonight," said Mark Clark, who is for the death penalty. More than 50 people showed up to the prison. But, there was also another group of people who held their own prayer service at the Saint Patrick's Catholic church.