Is it wrong to murder those who have murdered?
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Killing a person who as committed a murder, even if the pure intent is justice, still means you murdered by what you consider justice making it a personal affair, making you a murderer. Of course the person you kill is not, by definition, innocent in the court of law, but equally neither are you if you kill them.
On top of this, what kind of murder was caused? First degree is what I expect you mean, which is a premeditated kill that was planned and acted upon where as second degree murder is the act of killing with no plan or ideal, this could involve self defence or spontaneous assault.
Your argument that they will be "free to roam" is incorrect, I'm afraid. The lowest punishment a killer can get from first degree murder, the one you specify, is 20 years in jail, and this is only in California. Everywhere else the lowest amount of years is 25. Killing eight people, like you specified would either be the death penalty of life in jail, so the criminal will definitely not be roaming any day soon or, possibly, ever again.
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