NewsCovering Louisiana

Actions

Panel rejects bill to end death penalty in Louisiana

State ca
Posted at 6:01 PM, Apr 19, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Legislation to abolish the death penalty in Louisiana was voted down 5-1 in a state Senate committee.

Sen. Katrina Jackson sponsored the bill, which was rejected Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary “C” Committee.

Jackson argued that the state shouldn't have the power to take a life.

And she said there is no way of knowing how many innocent people have been executed, noting what she called “an alarming rate” of criminal convictions being overturned.

Death penalty proponents said execution is appropriate for some heinous crimes.

------------------------------------------------------------
Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel