I guess the question must be asked,

Would you rather the two little cowards have gotten away to do it again?

Extenuating circumstances, these two were a threat to the public.
They were a threat to everyone until they were caught.

Much like the ex LAPD coward and murderer Dorner. Did they set up roadblocks? Circle enrire neighborhoods? Go cabin to cabin?
I think the old couple he held hostage may say that it wasn’t enough.
Or soon enough.
The families of those he killed likely agree.

I have woken people up to search their houses after the signs pointed to the bad guy being there without their knowledge. We did lock down sections of town until threats were mitigated.

Inconvenienced beats the heck out of being dead.
That’s the true infringement of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.