This wire story was posted on the New England Cable News site on Saturday:
Murder victim families urge death penalty repeal
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The latest call to abolish Connecticut's death penalty is coming from the families of some murder victims.
A letter signed by 60 people who have had loved ones killed will be presented to the Legislature on Wednesday by the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty.
The letter states that those who have dealt with the criminal justice system and struggled with the grief of having a loved one murdered have concluded the death penalty only inflicts more pain on survivors.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, a former prosecutor, has said he is morally opposed to the death penalty. But he's facing a state budget deficit that's projected to top $3 billion and says repealing the death penalty is not an immediate priority.