Death Penalty

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New Death Penalty Law Will Be Cited In Upcoming Sentencing

Connecticut public defenders hope to use the trial of a Bridgeport man as the venue to challenge the constitutionality of a new law that outlaws capital punishment in the state, but only for future crimes.

05/31/2012

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Death Penalty Repeal Gives Defense Lawyers New Opening

Defense lawyers are expected to challenge this week’s repeal of Connecticut’s death penalty. That’s because it only applies to future crimes and leaves current death row inmates and defendants in pending capital felony cases subject to possible execution.

04/28/2012

Before a state senate vote on capital punishment, death penalty supporter Anne Rossi said the death penalty helped to get testimony that convicted some of the men involved in the murder of her husband and two other men at B and B Automotive in Windsor Locks.  Dr. William Petit, Junior and Anne Rossi's sister Linda Binnenkade look on. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Governor Signs Death Penalty Repeal

Governor Malloy has signed the bill eliminating the death penalty in Connecticut in future cases, and replacing it with life in prison with no possibility of parole.

04/25/2012

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House Passes Death Penalty Repeal Bill

After years of failed attempts to repeal the death penalty, Connecticut lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have passed legislation that abolishes the punishment for all future cases.

04/12/2012

Before a state senate vote on capital punishment, death penalty supporter Anne Rossi said the death penalty helped to get testimony that convicted some of the men involved in the murder of her husband and two other men at B and B Automotive in Windsor Locks.  Dr. William Petit, Junior and Anne Rossi's sister Linda Binnenkade look on. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

House To Take Up Death Penalty Bill

The Connecticut House of Representatives will be voting on the high-profile death penalty repeal bill Wednesday, a week after the bill passed in the state’s Senate.

04/11/2012

Before a state senate vote on capital punishment, death penalty supporter Anne Rossi said the death penalty helped to get testimony that convicted some of the men involved in the murder of her husband and two other men at B and B Automotive in Windsor Locks.  Dr. William Petit, Junior and Anne Rossi's sister Linda Binnenkade look on. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Senate Votes To Repeal Death Penalty

A proposal to abolish capital punishment in Connecticut has cleared a major hurdle with approval from the state Senate.

04/05/2012

Before a state senate vote on capital punishment, death penalty supporter Anne Rossi said the death penalty helped to get testimony that convicted some of the men involved in the murder of her husband and two other men at B and B Automotive in Windsor Locks.  Dr. William Petit, Junior and Anne Rossi's sister Linda Binnenkade look on. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State Senate Death Penalty Vote Key Test

A push to abolish Connecticut’s death penalty is facing a key hurdle with a vote Wednesday in the state Senate, where supporters say they have the votes to kick-start the process toward repeal.

04/04/2012

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.

04/03/2012

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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.

04/02/2012

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Victims Families To Rally Against Death Penalty

Some Connecticut families of murder victims are planning to publicly call on state legislators to repeal the state’s death penalty.

02/24/2012

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