Some Connecticut families of murder victims are planning to publicly call on
state legislators to repeal the state's death penalty.
The family members of murder victims say they will gather at a press conference
at the state Capitol next week to urge lawmakers to end capital punishment in
Connecticut. The advocates say they plan on presenting the state legislators
with a letter signed by over 100 murder victim family members who support the
The Feb. 29 press conference comes a week after lawmakers agreed to take up
death penalty repeal legislation this session.
The legislature's Judiciary Committee recently voted 23-to15 to raise the bill
Last year, repeal legislation failed to gain enough support in the Senate to
come up for a vote.
(source: Associated Press)