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State Supreme Court Upholds Abolishment Of Death Penalty, Including For Death-Row Inmates

State Supreme Court Upholds Abolishment Of Death Penalty, Including For Death-Row Inmates

HARTFORD — Following a second Supreme Court ruling that outlaws the death penalty for everyone in Connecticut, the state's top prosecutor said Thursday that the 11 men on death row would be re-sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release.

Chief State's Attorney Kevin T. Kane's announcement signaled a definitive end to prosecutors' fight to keep in place the death sentences of those on death row and uphold the wishes of state legislators, who in 2012 repealed capital punishment with the caveat that those already sentenced to death could still face execution.

At Northern Correctional Institution in Somers, where death row is housed, the 5-2 ruling by...

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