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Conn. House to take up death penalty repeal bill
WFSB ^

Posted on 04/10/2012 3:28:18 PM PDT by matt04

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.

Doug Whiting, spokesman for House Speaker Rep. Christopher Donovan of Meriden, told the Associated Press Tuesday that the House will take up the bill mid-afternoon Wednesday.

The proposed bill would abolish the death penalty for all future cases, but would not directly affect the sentences of current 11 inmates on Connecticut's death row.

The state Senate approved a repeal bill after nearly 11 hours of debate last week.

If passed in the House, the bill would go to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has said he would sign it into law.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: connecticut; deathpenalty; hartford; malloy
This is what happens when you elect Democrats who don't listen to the voters who want to keep the death penalty.
1 posted on 04/10/2012 3:28:27 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Jennifer, Michaela and Hayley Petit dead less than five years, and already these morons assert that no crime is ghastly enough to merit the forfeiture of the criminal’s life.


2 posted on 04/10/2012 3:44:17 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

The latest “kill at will” state.

But at least the legislators can feel good about themselves.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 3:52:23 PM PDT by Walrus (Devolve the federal government)
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To: matt04

The democrat senate leaders last week actually hid out from Dr. Petitte( the father and husband of the family tortured, raped and murdered by the two animals who staged the home invasion two years ago) and ordered the Capitol police to remove him. They wouldn’t even meet with the sole survivor of one of the worst crimes in state history.


4 posted on 04/10/2012 3:59:41 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: matt04

So these Democrats want to save piece of crap murderers from justice, but will not save innocent babies from the murder of abortion.They are evil hypocrites.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 4:09:29 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: muir_redwoods

Never heard that. I guess the MSM decided to ignored that little fact.


6 posted on 04/10/2012 4:39:15 PM PDT by matt04
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To: muir_redwoods
The spineless cowards waited until the trials were over for the Pettit murders before they tried to repeal the death penalty. Edith Prague was in favor of the death penalty right after the murders happened but then turned to repeal it after the story faded from the spotlight. If the coward politicians really believed in their position they would have been speaking out against the death penalty while the Pettit murderers were on trial.
7 posted on 04/10/2012 4:46:16 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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