Friday, May 14, 2010

More from North Carolina

Wednesday's Associated Press article about news from North Carolina's General Assembly included this item:

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: Brothers of two men convicted of murder held a news conference next door to the Legislative Building to try to build support for bills that prevent a murder suspect or death row prisoner with severe mental illness from facing capital punishment. David Kaczynski, brother of "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski, and and Bill Babbitt have been traveling the state over the past week talking about how they turned in their brothers to police. They said their brothers were seriously ill. Babbitt's brother was executed in California but Ted Kaczynski is serving life in prison. David Kaczynski said lawmakers shouldn't force family members to take the risk that their loved one may face the death penalty in order for justice to be served. The House bill passed two committees last year but hasn't been heard on the floor.

More recent coverage of Bill and David's speaking tour is here in the News Observer and here in the Rocky Mount Telegram.

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