California lawmaker seeks death penalty review

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-death23apr23,1,3589491.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dcalifornia After hearing testimony from former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, a key California legislator wants a special commission to study the state's death penalty. State Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) cited racial and geographic disparities in the imposition of capital punishment, the Los Angeles Times reported. Three years ago, Ryan halted executions in Illinois after 13 death row inmates had been exonerated and . . .

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