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    Default the fate of ...

    Which is correct:
    1-He might have to face the fate of death penalty.

    2-He might have to face the fate of the death penalty.

    Meaning: He might have to face the fate that is the death penalty.
    He might have to face the death penalty.

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    Default Re: the fate of ...

    I find them unnatural with "fate". Simply saying "He might have to face the death penalty" is the best way to say it. You might be able to say "His fate might be the death penalty" or "His fate might be death".
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    Default Re: the fate of ...

    Your second is better with "the death penalty". However, I agree that it would be the best without "the fate of".

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