Supreme Court of Connecticut Strikes Down Death Penalty
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Supreme Court of Connecticut Strikes Down Death Penalty


On Thursday, the Connecticut Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional, sparing the lives of the eleven convicts who were on death row when the state abolished capital punishment in 2012. Two of these killers where Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, who were sentenced to death for the slayings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and her … Continue reading

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Columbia University Law Professor Proves Texas Executed the Wrong Man


Today, Columbia University law professor James Liebman said he and a team of 5 students have proven that Texas sentenced and executed to the wrong man for the 1983 murder of Wanda Lopez. Professor Liebman’s report,  entitled “Los Tocayos Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution,” found that Carlos DeLuna was executed in place of the … Continue reading

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Connecticut is now the 17th State to Abolish the Death Penalty


On Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill into law that abolishes the death penalty. This makes Connecticut the 17th state in the nation to abandon capital punishment. The law is effective immediately, however it would not apply to those already sentenced to death. It replaces the death penalty with life … Continue reading