N.C. Legislators Mull Death Penalty Moratorium

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http://www.news-observer.com/front/story/2696974p-2500645c.html The names of murder victims were evoked Tuesday during a legislative hearing on whether North Carolina should stop executions for two years. However, surviving loved ones were divided on whether the state should impose a moratorium on executions during a study of the state's death penalty, according to the News and Observer. Of the 38 states with the death penalty, two have halted executions -- Illinois in 2000 and Maryland last year. Maryland's governor has . . .

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