Governor Rell: Statement of Gov. Rell on Death Penalty Legislation


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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
EXECUTIVE CHAMBERS
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT  06106

M. Jodi Rell
Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2009
Contact: 
860-524-7313

Statement of Governor M. Jodi Rell on

Death Penalty Legislation

 

 

            Governor M. Jodi Rell today issued the following statement concerning House Bill 6578, An Act Concerning the Penalty for a Capital Felony:

 

            I appreciate the passionate beliefs of people on both sides of the death penalty debate. I fully understand the concerns and deeply held convictions of those who would like to see the death penalty abolished in Connecticut. However, I also fully understand the anguish and outrage of the families of victims who believe, as I do, that there are certain crimes so heinous so fundamentally revolting to our humanity that the death penalty is warranted.

 

            I will veto this bill as soon as it hits my desk.



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