" I invite you to join discussions, that is what a good board is about. I promise to treat you respectfully, regardless of our differing opinions, if you are willing to do the same. You are a longstanding member with plenty to offer."
Sadly, I obtained my PhD between Caius, Sorbonne and a short spell in Berkeley which of course leaves me ill equiped to 'debate' with such august personages such as yourself and UKTom. I did learn in England however that if one adumbrates too much, one goes blind.
I see nothing to debate about. The laws in the USA are what they are and clearly courts decide 'due process' fortunately without the input of the Brit/Canadian cabal. Those who feel the laws are ridiculous have a right to state their feelings too. Most on this board would probably agree that the system is in need of revision.
Elsewhere, to discuss an execution held in 1989 seems pointless. For a stupid old person like myself, I always understood the law had to prove 'beyond reasonable doubt'. A conviction can NEVER be 100%. Clearly, in its time, deLuna was found guilty. End of story. Seems an excellent hunk of fodder for the antis though which without doubt is being highlighted by your good selves.
In the meantime, I am still waiting for all you terribly clever people to explain to me how LWOP can be absolutely guaranteed.