Should Convicts Be Executed For Rape?

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http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0908/p02s02-usju.html A convicted Louisiana rapist has become the first person in more than a quarter century to be sent to a state's death row for a crime not involving murder, the Christian Science Monitor says. Patrick Kennedy was sentenced to death under a 1995 state law that allows executions in cases of rape involving children under 12. Kennedy repeatedly raped his 8-year-old stepdaughter in 1998, prosecutors say. Legal experts believe the law will be declared unconstitutional . . .

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