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Execution After Death Penalty Repeal "Unprecedented," State Supreme Court Told
Preserving capital punishment for crimes committed before the legislature's abolishment of the death penalty is at odds with "evolving" standards of decency in Connecticut, an attorney for convicted killer Eduardo Santiago said in a legal filing this week to the state Supreme Court which has agreed to take up the issue of whether the repeal of the death penalty can apply only to future crimes.
By ALAINE GRIFFIN, firstname.lastname@example.org
November 16, 2012