A man in Alabama has been put to death for the murder of three police officers despite a campaign to save him .

Nathaniel Woods, 43, was convicted of masterminding an ambush against the officers as they tried to arrest him on drugs charges in 2004.

Here’s what the basis should be: punishment must be proportional to the offense (Exodus 21:23-25). In this case, the extreme sanction of death should be considered only in the most serious offenses. nit should be rare and the last possible option, never the first.