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JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers began hearings last week on a proposal that would reinstate the death penalty, a practice abolished by the territory of Alaska more than half a century ago. The legislation sponsored by House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, known as House Bill 9, would allow execution by lethal injection in cases of first-degree murder. Public testimony in the first of two House Judiciary Committee hearings scheduled on the bill ran overwhelmingly in opposition to the measure.
House begins debate on death penalty 030409 NEWS 2 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers began hearings last week on a proposal that would reinstate the death penalty, a practice abolished by the territory of Alaska more than half a century ago. The legislation sponsored by House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, known as House Bill 9, would allow execution by lethal injection in cases of first-degree murder. Public testimony in the first of two House Judiciary Committee hearings scheduled on the bill ran overwhelmingly in opposition to the measure.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Story last updated at 3/4/2009 - 11:01 am

House begins debate on death penalty

JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers began hearings last week on a proposal that would reinstate the death penalty, a practice abolished by the territory of Alaska more than half a century ago. The legislation sponsored by House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, known as House Bill 9, would allow execution by lethal injection in cases of first-degree murder. Public testimony in the first of two House Judiciary Committee hearings scheduled on the bill ran overwhelmingly in opposition to the measure.


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