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JUNEAU - Lawmakers in Alaska are considering a proposal that would reinstate the death penalty. The state abolished capital punishment in 1957.
Legislature to reassess death penalty 022509 NEWS 2 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - Lawmakers in Alaska are considering a proposal that would reinstate the death penalty. The state abolished capital punishment in 1957.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Story last updated at 2/25/2009 - 11:35 am

Legislature to reassess death penalty

JUNEAU - Lawmakers in Alaska are considering a proposal that would reinstate the death penalty. The state abolished capital punishment in 1957.

If passed, the law would allow execution by lethal injection in cases of first-degree murder. Each death sentence would be automatically undergo review by the state Supreme Court. The bill's sponsor is House Speaker Mike Chenault.


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