Seriously? Rabid weasels and scarab beetles is the best you've got?
Ever hear of the Roman orator Cicero? He made his name first as a legal advocate--what we today call a lawyer. In the case that made his name, a man was framed for killing his father. Know what penalty Cicero was trying to avoid for his client? At that time the Roman penalty for patricide was to be sewn naked into a sack with a dog, snake, monkey, and some weights, and thrown into the Tiber to drown.
How about the English penalty for high treason. Laid out by the same king that butchered Wiliam Wallace. Hanged by the neck until half-dead. Cut down, privy parts (genitals) cut off, disemboweled and the bowels burnt in front of the dying man, then beheaded.
Oh, and let's not forget Queen Mary Tudor's favorite--burning. "The fires of Smithfield" claimed something on the order of 270 lives during her reign.
Go and have a look at some of the execution videos out of Iran. They don't drop hang them. They choke-hang them. Some of the condemned spin, twist, arch their backs, and kick.
We spent the better part of 2,000 years as a culture trying to move away from that stuff. What do you say we leave that stuff in the past?