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Connecticut Death Penalty

Seven Inmates Challenging Death Penalty

AP | DAVE COLLINS | Posted 11.05.2012 | Crime

ROCKVILLE, Conn. — Connecticut's top prosecutor testified Wednesday the state had no written policies on when to seek the death penalty but that...

Laura Bassett

Connecticut Repeals Death Penalty

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed a bill into law on Wednesday that repeals the death penalty, making Connecticut the 17th state to do so. The...

Families of Murder Victims Key to Victory in Repeal of Death Penalty in Connecticut

Amnesty International | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Amnesty International

These spouses, siblings, and parents told legislators that exacting revenge would not help them heal, nor end their pain. They were adamant that countering one murder with a state-sanctioned killing would prolong and exacerbate their suffering.

Connecticut Legislature Approves Death Penalty Repeal

AP | SHANNON YOUNG | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — The vote to repeal Connecticut's death penalty brought a moment of triumph for Elizabeth Brancato, a lifelong opponent of capi...

State Legislature Votes To Repeal Death Penalty

AP | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut legislature has voted to repeal the state's death penalty, and the Democratic governor is expected to sign it ...

Connecticut Poised To End Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

After a marathon session of debate, the Connecticut Senate passed a bill early on Thursday morning abolishing the death penalty, making the state all ...

Connecticut Should Listen to Victim's Voices

Andrea Lyon | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

I hope, though, that the legislature will listen to the murder victim's families and pass the bill and join Illinois and the 15 other states that no longer enforce capital punishment.