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.FULL STORY