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Edith Prague

High Court Wrong To Lift Killers' Death Sentences

High Court Wrong To Lift Killers' Death Sentences

"We believe in the death penalty because we believe it is really the only true, just punishment for certain heinous and depraved murders." — Dr. William Petit

Three years ago, I joined with Republican legislators, Dr. Petit and other crime victims to point out that the repeal of Connecticut's death penalty would provide mercy to killers who offered none to their victims.

Repeal, we noted, would eliminate a powerful tool for society to mete out justice to the worst of the worst.

We predicted that repeal would spare the lives of the 11 murderers sitting on Death Row. I voted against repeal, but the legislation passed on a close vote.