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New York death penalty law struck down

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posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 10:30 PM
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New York state's highest court has struck down the state's capital punishment law in a ruling that has overturned the death sentence of a convicted murderer.

The State Court of Appeals in Albany, New York, ruled on Thursday in a 4-3 decision that a provision of the law that deals with instructing juries of the consequences of a deadlock violated the state's constitution.

www.reuters.co.uk...

The Govenor of New York is a conservative Republican; this means he will probably look for a way to reinstate the death penalty and/or correct the statute. The current State administration believes that it (death penalty) is a deterent to crime.




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