GOP lawmakers introducing bill to address Missouri’s death penalty

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ST. LOUIS – Two Republican lawmakers in Missouri are considering the death penalty’s future.

State Representative Chad Perkins of Bowling Green is sponsoring a bill to abolish Missouri’s death penalty, and Mary Elizabeth Coleman of Arnold introduced a bill to eliminate the judicial override loophole that allows judges to issue a death sentence when a jury is not unanimous.

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During a news conference on Tuesday at the Missouri Capitol, the group ‘Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty’ will join the two lawmakers.


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