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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 penal...



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