Connecticut’s top court bans death penalty in state

Screen grab of the execution chamber at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence

The New England state is the latest to back away from the death penalty, following Nebraska earlier this year and Maryland in 2013. Thirty-one U.S. states still allow for executions. The decision followed a 2012 state law that abolished capital punishment for crimes committed after that date but allowed it to be imposed for crimes previously committed.

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Source:: Yahoo News

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