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Colorado House votes to abolish death penalty; Gov. Polis to sign

Colorado House votes to abolish death penalty; Gov. Polis to sign

Colorado’s House of Representatives voted to abolish the death penalty Wednesday.

The 38-27 vote on the legislation, SB20-100, puts Colorado one signature away from being the 22nd state to eliminate capital punishment.

“Today, the House sent legislation to the governor to repeal the death penalty in Colorado,” said Speaker of the House KC Becker, a Democrat. “Humans are not infallible, and no system of justice can ever be perfect.

“The finality of the death penalty means that a mistake could not be corrected, and the potential for injustice is too great to bear.”

…Read more at UPI.com

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