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January 15, 2009

Death penalty news and notes

Here are a few death penalty headlines and stories from a variety of states that caught my eye this morning:

  • From Maryland here, "Faith leaders urge state to repeal death penalty"

  • From North Carolina here, "Mentally Ill Would Avoid Death Penalty"

  • From Tennessee here, "Copeland gets plea bargain in killing; former death row inmate now looking at 3 years"

  • From Texas here, "First execution of 2009 carried out; five more on tap for January"

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Let's hope that not just Texas returns to executing murderers. Many victims' families have waited long enough for final justice to come. Let's have it.

Posted by: federalist | Jan 15, 2009 3:17:29 PM

I am pleased to report that the state of Alabama executed James Harvey Callahan.

Posted by: realist | Jan 16, 2009 11:11:27 AM

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