Brown was captured and marched to a near by town in Virginia.
Come on me! We are going to march this criminal to the nearest town in Virginia.
There, a judge will decide his fate.
Once there, he was sentenced to be executed by the judge.
I sentence John brown to be hung for his actions in Kansas and at Harpers Ferry.
This sparked a huge debate over the Virginians actions. The north was furious because a prominent abolitionist had been executed in their eyes for no good reason. The south was happy, since they had killed in their eyes someone who was a big threat to their institution and a criminal.
How could you kill such a prominent man in our society
He is a criminal! He deserved to be executed for what he did.