For the life penalty to prevent the killer from further harming the murderer, the death penalty is meant as revenge. That is what His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in his book heaven with human disasters. I Don’t Need Therapy I Just Need To Go To Finland Mug. Sentencing a person to death is important. It is the complete elimination of an individual. However, if that person is alive, he can change his personality. I firmly believe that with truly dangerous murderers there is still the possibility of change and repentance. If we let them live, we give them a chance to reform who they are.