Romeo and Juliet

Why is Romeo ordered to be exiled and not killed?

This happens in act 3

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When the Prince, followed by the Montague and Capulet families, arrives at the scene of the duel. Benvolio tells him the entire story, but the Prince refuses to hold Romeo blameless. Instead, he banishes Romeo from Verona, insisting the boy will die if he does not obey.