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May 14, 2009

Connecticut house votes to repeal state's death penalty

Here is the latest news from the latest state that does not really make serious use of the death penalty that is having a serious debate over whether to formally abolish the punishment:

The [Connecticut] state House of Representatives voted to abolish the death penalty on Wednesday — the fourth anniversary of the execution of serial killer Michael Ross — and instead impose life in prison without the possibility of release.

The historic vote, 90-56, came at about 7:45 p.m. after more than five hours of passionate debate. Lawmakers argued whether the death penalty is necessary for justice or is a punishment that should never be rendered by state government.

Despite the House vote, the chances of the death penalty being eliminated in Connecticut are slim. Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell repeated her support for capital punishment this week as the House prepared for the debate.

"I have always said that I support the death penalty because I do believe that there are some crimes that are so heinous that the death penalty is the only option," Rell told reporters at the state Capitol complex. "I believe in the death penalty.  I don't consider it revenge. It's justice." 

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All crime after the first murder will have absolute immunity, thanks to the criminal lover cult criminals in the legislature.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 14, 2009 6:05:08 PM

Is that really should be the death penalty.

LLC

Posted by: lucas law | May 15, 2009 2:58:27 AM

I mean, does it can't change the penalty?

Posted by: lucas law | May 15, 2009 3:04:28 AM

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