Death Penalty Moratorium Gains in North Carolina

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http://www.newsobserver.com/front/story/2504202p-2327186c.html North Carolina's Senate voted yesterday to halt executions for two years while the state's death penalty system is fixed. Most senators said they still favored capital punishment. The Raleigh News & Observer reported that the 29-21 vote capped a stirring debate with Bible quotes, cursing and a last-minute conversion in favor of the moratorium by Senate leader Marc Basnight, a Democrat who said his faith in the reliability of the death penalty was shaken. The . . .

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