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FEB. 1 - Wyoming House passes repeal of death penalty


February 1, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to end the death penalty in Wyoming has been passed by the state House of Representatives.

House Bill 145 was approved on a 36-21 vote Friday and sent to the Senate for more debate.

Supporters of the bill say repealing the death penalty would save local and state government money by not having to hire staff attorneys and other experts for potential death penalty cases and other expenses.

In addition, they don't approve of government sanctioned killing.

Opponents say the death penalty is a deterrent and a just punishment for horrific crimes.

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