This from the Hartford Courant:
The 20-16 vote came at 2:05 a.m., after more than 10 hours of debate. The measure now moves to the House of Representatives, where it has broad support. Democratic Gov. Daniel P. Malloy has pledged to sign the bill once it reaches his desk.
This brings into question what will happen to the two men convicted in the Petit murders (which I talked about a few years ago, since Dr. Petit, who was my Endocrinologist when I lived in CT and he lost his wife and daughters to these guys).
This raises the question of whether Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky, sentenced to death for the Petit murders, will be executed. Some experts believe the courts will overturn the death sentences of all those convicted of capital crimes to make the law consistent. Will that happen?
- Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty – Fox News (foxnews.com)
- Connecticut may be latest state to repeal death penalty (claimyourinnocence.wordpress.com)
- Connecticut To End Death Penalty, Become 17th State To Stop Capital Punishment (inquisitr.com)
- Connecticut moves to abolish death penalty (mercurynews.com)
- Connecticut’s wise move against the death penalty (csmonitor.com)