After weeks of speculation, Connecticut lawmakers will once again raise legislation to repeal the state's death penalty.
The bill is expected to be brought before Wednesday morning's Judiciary Committee meeting, just making the committee's legislative deadline.
Committee members say they are unsure how the bill will fare.
Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, a New Haven Democrat, said he's been working to gain the support of state legislators who previously opposed repeal.
Last year, repeal legislation failed in the Senate due, in part, to the on-going death penalty trial in a fatal Cheshire home invasion case. Two men convicted in the deaths of a woman and her two daughters are now on death row.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said he would sign legislation abolishing the death penalty for all future cases.
(source: Associated Press)