Public Still Divided On Death Penalty

Bishop Peter Rosazza speaks against death penalty/Tracy Simmons - Creedible

HARTFORD — Those opposing capital punishment are hoping that with a new governor leading the state, the legislature will agree to make Connecticut the next place to abolish the death penalty. But at a Judiciary Committee public hearing on Monday, not everyone agreed that life imprisonment is appropriate punishment for the most heinous crimes.

More than 60 people signed up to speak at the hearing to address a bill that would abolish the death penalty and one which replaces it with the life imprisonment

The bills ask the state to repeal the death penalty prospectively, which caused opponents of abolition some anxiety.

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