A Bill to Repeal the Death Penalty Back Up for Discussion Today in Dover

Apr 30, 2013 -- 8:54am

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a special meeting at 1:30 this afternoon to conclude their work on a bill seeking to repeal capital punishment in Delaware.

Members of the  Committee ended their meeting last week in confusion, after supporters failed to win approval to table it and opponents were prevented from taking a vote against it; the bill did not have enough votes to be released from committee. Last month, the measure cleared the Senate by a vote of 11-10 after one of the sponsors, Senator Karen Peterson removed a controversial provision that would have spared the lives of 17 inmates already awaiting execution in Delaware.

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