"I think there are some crimes that deserve the ultimate punishment."


John Edward is a large supporter of the death penalty. He believes that serious
steps need to be taken to improve the system so innocent people aren't condemned
to death. He says "some crimes deserve the ultimate penalty." He was a supporter
of capital punishment reform while in the Senate.

"We need reforms in the death penalty to ensure that defendants receive fair trials,
with zealous and competent lawyers, and with full access to DNA testing."