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Death Penalty Study Concludes

Despite the mounting drumbeat for death penalty reforms, the House Select Committee on Capital Punishment concluded several months of work this afternoon by adopting only a modest list of mostly technical proposals to recommend to the 2007 session of the General Assembly. The Committee, which was chaired by Speaker Joe Hackney, found itself unable to reach consensus on the major controversial topics like repeal of the so-called "felony murder rule," adoption of new protections for mentally incompetent defendants, or the idea of a moratorium — even in light of the present controversy surrounding lethal injection. Rep. Rick Glazier, however, said that he fully expects the issue of lethal injection to be back before lawmakers during the 2007 session and expressed the hope that the Council of State would acknowledge the flaws in the current system and help redirect the issue to the G.A. for a complete review.       

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