LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Assembly Judiciary Committee on Wednesday discussed Assembly Bill 395, which would abolish the death penalty in Nevada.

The bill also would reduce death sentences to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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During a hearing for the bill, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson told lawmakers that the bill should be reworked to not abolish the death penalty, but rather modify it.

"Most people who complain about the death penalty complain about the fact that it's taking so long -- not that we shouldn't be imposing it," Wolfson said.

Twelve people have been executed in Nevada since the reinstatement of capital punishment in 1976. 

Washington D.C. and 22 states have abolished the death penalty. 

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(4) comments

AmericaFirst

The same party that kills over 700,000 innocent babies each year can't stomach putting down a few murders!

qwerty123

Your numbers are out of date, while that might have been true ten years ago now less than 200,000 happen per year in the USA.

Nevermore

So the taxpayers get to pay for these worthless murderers until they die a natural death. While the victims family has to live with no real justice for the loss of a loved one. Liberals are the scourge of the earth.

Mediumjeep

Immediately execute the garbage,Nevada’s way to weak on criminals ! Every weak there is someone murdered in town !

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