KMZU: Senate Bill 816 looks to repeal death penalty in Missouri

| February 3, 2016
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri is seeking to repeal the death penalty, thanks to Senate Bill 816. The Missouri Senate General Laws and Pensions Committee was first notified about the measure January 19, 2016, and voted “do pass” the next week.


Senator Paul Wieland of Imperial spoke out, explaining the financial toll the death penalty currently has.


Senator Jill Schupp of Creve Coeur also expressed concern, referencing to testimonies made during a hearing that took place January 26, 2016.


Senate Bill 816 is on the Missouri Senate calendar and could possibly be discussed at any time.

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