Connecticut Senate to Vote on Death Penalty Repeal

Connecticut Senate to Vote on Death Penalty Repeal

Several weeks ago, the legislative judiciary committee of Connecticut gave the okay to a bill that would call for the repeal of the death penalty in the state. Governor Malloy has already stated—during campaign promises, of course—that if the bill reaches his desk, he’ll happily sign it, so now it’s up to the Connecticut Senate to vote on the repeal.

While the bill is in the process of being voted on, a man who may not have killed anyone remains sentenced to death. Eduardo Santiago currently sits on death row, and is set to appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court. Jurors who sat in on Santiago’s trial were split between whether or not he was culpable for a crime for hire in which two other men were suspects. While the other two are living life in prison, Santiago was given the death penalty, and is appealing his case today.

If you’d like to encourage the Connecticut government to proceed with the repeal, click here to sign the petition in favor of the legislation. If you live in Connecticut or know someone who does, be sure to keep passing it along to get as many constituents in favor of the repeal to sign as possible.

Interested persons can also sign up to take action, join the campaign against the death penalty, and become more involved at CNADP, the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty.