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Monday, May 8, 2006

WI Considers Restoring Death Penalty

Madison - The Assembly voted late Thursday to put a question on the fall ballot asking voters if the death penalty should be reinstated in certain cases.  The death penalty was abolished in Wisconsin in 1853. But some in the state Legislature who favor capital punishment want to know what voters think about making it an option in cases where the conviction is supported by DNA evidence.  The Assembly approved the referendum with a 47 to 45 vote.  Story... [Mark Godsey]

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