In many cases, when one is sentenced to death, at least here in the states, it's usually years, sometimes more than a decade or even two, before the sentence is actually carried out; In the meantime, they linger on Death Row, eating away at public finances in both housing, feeding, clothing and caring for them, and in certain cases, appeals. Now, I can understand the necessity of Death Row if there is some doubt over the accused's guilt--as in the case with Troy Davis. But what about those convicts whose guilt is iron-clad and indisputable? Why should they not meet death soon after the sentence? I know, for example, of one killer who raped and murdered a woman and her two teenage daughters in 1989, as well as raping another woman prior to the murder, who is still alive despite being convicted in 1994 for his crimes. Oba Chandler is that dirtball's name. In most cases, keeping killers alive doesn't really aid police; Killers, especially serial killers, aren't quick to talk about where their victims bodies can be found or about other victims, even though they have nothing to lose--Keeping this knowledge inside and not allowing their victims' families that little slice of closure gives them pleasure. So, why do we keep those sentenced to death in prison for YEARS? Can someone explain this to me?