In Brief: Death penalty repeal moves to third House review

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An effort to repeal Wyoming’s death penalty won approval in its second reading in Wyoming’s House Thursday, moving it one reading away from gaining full approval.

HB 145 would make life without the possibility of parole the harshest possible sentence that could be handed down in Wyoming. The bill was approved in its second reading by representatives, setting it up for a third and final reading in the House.

Supporters of the measure argue it would save the state money because of the legal costs associated with death penalty sentences. Opponents maintain the repeal would take a tool away from prosecutors.

If approved in the House, the bill would be sent to the Senate for its review.

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  1. Rebuttal of Anti Death Penalty Claims

    1/31/2019 5:08:57 PM EST

    To: Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, Attorney General Peter Michael, Legislature, Wyoming Supreme Court, County and Prosecuting Attorneys, Wyoming Assoc. of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, Wyoming Corrections, Wyoming Homeland Security, U of Wyoming

          Media, inclusive of KGAB, KFBC, The Ranger, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Wyoming News, Casper Star Tribune, Jackson Hole News & Guide, Wyoming Business Report, Rocket Miner, KWYC, Casper Journal, KOTATV, Powell Tribune, KGAB, K2Radio, KTWO, Wyoming Public Media, NPR,  KUWA, Cody Enterprise, Laramie Boomerang, Gillette News Record, Greybull Standard, among others

    Re: Rebuttal of Anti Death Penalty Claims

    From: Dudley Sharp, pro death penalty expert, a former opponent

    Many of the anti death penalty claims are false or misleading.

    Anti death penalty “facts” are, often, repeated by the media and other anti death penalty folks, with little, if any, fact checking/vetting. 

    I hope you will take the time to review the following and that you find it helpful. It’s the pro death penalty side.

    After fact checking/vetting the death penalty debate for two years, I switched positions to supporting the sanction.

    I am at your service for any questions you may have.

    The Death Penalty: Justice & Saving More Innocents

    Few Conservatives Embrace Anti Death Penalty Deceptions

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