For jurors such as Earl Garrett, 64, of Oklahoma City, the choice was easy.
During jury selection, Garrett revealed that he once shot a home invader in self-defense and was charged with aggravated assault as a young man after someone else came at him
with a knife and "lost.”
Garrett said he didn't think he'd lose any sleep knowing his signature was on Underwood's death warrant.
He said he expected the opposite.
Garrett felt so strongly that he took a hard line with the two jurors who were holding out for life without parole.
"I told them the facts and had to hurt their feelings a little bit,” he said. "I wasn't there to make friends. I think that for what he did he deserved to die.”
When two women were initially intent on life without parole, Garrett said he felt it was time to look at some of the evidence.
"They didn't want to look at the (autopsy) pictures,” he said. "But I thought it was time to look at them, because if he had not been caught this time, he would do it again.
"He acted like he couldn't care less and that he was getting some attention out of this.
"It hurts to know you're sending a man to die, but he killed this little girl. He signed his own death warrant. And now we don't have to worry about him doing it again, so I think I can live with that.”