Oregon does have a death penalty. I am not sure when it was enacted though, so it could be one of those cases where there was no death penalty in effect at the time of the crime.
I don't like the way that the non-prosecution decison puts the family in a double bind. After any death, families have questions as to exactly what happened and why. Hopefully, some of those questions are answered in a trial. But, in this case the investigators have to protect their evidence, in case of a future trial, so they can't open the case up to the family. And yet the family has little likelyhood of ever seeing a trial. That just seems so unfair to the family.
Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
"Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight