Capital Punishment

Members of the clergy marched to the state Capitol to pray for an end to the death penalty. They stopped to recite the stations of the cross as they walked through part of Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Death Penalty Vote Near

A co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee says Connecticut lawmakers will likely be voting on the high-profile death penalty repeal bill during Wednesday’s Senate session.


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Death Penalty Opponents To March

Connecticut Christian religious leaders who oppose the death penalty will be marching in Hartford in favor of repealing the punishment at the state level.



Death Penalty Supporters Fight Repeal Bill

Death penalty supporters are trying to rally support among Connecticut voters for capital punishment, promising to offer an amendment in the coming weeks that would streamline the appeals process.


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Prosecutors Seek New Penalty Phase In Jewelry Store Murders

Prosecutors have filed a motion seeking a new penalty trial for a New York man sentenced to life in prison for killing a husband and wife during a robbery at their Fairfield jewelry store.