California – Former Top Los Angeles prosecutor backs ending death penalty

By DON THOMPSON – The Associated Press, August 29, 2011 SACRAMENTO A former Los Angeles County district attorney joined an effort to end California’s death penalty Monday, backing an initiative proposed for the November 2012 ballot that would replace capital punishment with life prison terms. “The death penalty in California is broken and it is unfixable,” Gil Garcetti said at a news conference held to release details of the proposed ballot measure. “It is more likely that the convicted murderer will die in prison before execution is imposed.” A recent study estimated…[For full story:  http://www.pe.com/ap_news/California/CA_California_Death_Penalty_592447C.shtml ]

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