April 12th, 2012
01:26 AM ET

Connecticut lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

Connecticut's governor says he will sign a bill abolishing the death penalty, making it the 17th state to abandon capital punishment.

On Wednesday night, lawmakers in Connecticut's House of Representatives passed the bill by a vote of 86-63. The state Senate approved it last week.

"I'm pleased the House passed the bill, and when it gets to my desk I will sign it," said Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat. "When I sign this bill, Connecticut will join 16 other states and almost every other industrialized nation in moving toward what I believe is better public policy."

Malloy did not say when his office will receive the bill.

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  1. Philip

    True, chrissy. As no uncivilized war mongering neanderthal or perverted judge playing with himself under the bench as the trial continues should be allowed anywhere near using our death penalty tool of Justice.

    April 12, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. The Godz

    When a people become so uncivilized so as to desire JustIce be meted out even before due process has ran it's natural course then said peoples be bannished from using the death penalty until further notice. Until this problem of assassinating well known suspects is rectified...until judges no longer fondle themselves beneath the bench.

    April 12, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. The Godz

    Until a jury can be assymbled that does not include members under the influence of mind-altering substances, aka FDA black biox pharmaceuticals, nary a one should be allowed anywhere near using the death penalty.

    April 12, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    True until those who "judge" are clean and righteous who are they to do so.

    April 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Follow that example

      April 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Not me ^.
      Troll.

      April 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Then i will say this for the both of us, SHUT UP!!!
      There is enough discord between the regulars, as it would be nice to blog in peace if one wishes to comment.

      April 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Miller

    Make every Prisoner sign a Paper saying they are sorry for their Crimes and won't do it again, and then set them free, give them free welfare and medical, dental, you know.... all the things us working PPL enjoy.. While we are at it, open all the borders and make this truly the Land of the Free! Then put all Republicans in the Jails. UTOPIA !!!!!

    April 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. nig on nig violence

    You be cuttin' inta are axtion homey Jeff Miller. Becuz we be befoe da utha peeps be fa gettin' in da hood yo. Gotsta pratect are turf. Beat yo brown azz down na Zimmerman.

    April 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 46323

    I thought this was already a done deal? Wasn't there a story on this a few days ago?

    April 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
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