Legislature Passes Death Penalty Repeal In Conn., Goes To Governor’s Desk
WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story
The bill would abolish the death penalty and replace it with a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release. It would not affect the sentences of the 11 inmates already on Connecticut’s death row.
In a poll last month, Conn. voters said they did not want to see the state’s death penalty repealed, with 62 percent saying it would be a bad idea.
Connecticut has carried out only one execution in 51 years, when serial killer Michael Ross was administered lethal injection in 2005.
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