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jeudi 12 avril 2012

Connecticut Death Penalty Repeal Will Pass, Advocates Claim

Legislators were expected to grant final approval to a bill that repeals the death penalty, moving Connecticut one step closer to becoming the 17th state to ban capital punishment.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said he will sign the bill into law.

After years of failed attempts to repeal the death penalty, which has been on the books in Connecticut for more than 150 years, lawmakers were able to garner support by making the legislation prospective – affecting future crimes and not the 11 men currently on death row.

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