In English it is quite common to use the expression "to get the chair" to refer to the death penalty. For example:
He committed such a terrible crime, I hope he gets the chair. *
The word 絞首刑, "death by hanging", is the only Japanese word I know in this regard. Is there any slang (such as "to get the rope") that can be used to indicate someone who was/will be sentenced to death?
* This example is by no means related to me being in favor or against the death penalty.