Patch's Poll: Should CT Repeal the Death Penalty?

General Assembly considering the change

Last year, the Connecticut General Assembly , in the midst of the Cheshire home invasion trials.

At the time, , and if it had a place in our state.

Now, .

What do you think now? Should the state repeal the death penalty law? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

ted Aub February 25, 2012 at 04:40 AM
This subject was ignited in the 60s with the Carrol Chessman case in New York and will always be a controversal subject.Personally, solitary confinement with no appeal process suits me fine so a minimum of personnel and resources are used on this person.
Jeff Brown February 25, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Well Kellie the government is responsible for killing thousands upon thousands , it's called war and of course it's a horrible thing but sometimes it's neccesary (ww2) but we don't go rounding up all our troops and politicians and putting them in jail for murder do we?
Christine Rene-Howard February 25, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Rae Giesing May 03, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Just a note from a mother of a murder victim...A broken death penalty is what we had here in Connecticut.Why keep it if it is broken? I would rather see my son's murderer in general population.He is doing life with no parole,plus 5 years for the sawed off shot gun.He refused a cellmate we were informed,until the day of his conviction,after all he was then a convicted murderer of two brothers,and no longer a defendant.I hope he has a long life in there. Keeping them isolated and segregated,gives these monsters the ultimate protective custody.I do not have forgiveness in my heart,nor am I a bleeding heart for rights of those who have committed the ultimate heinous act of murder.
Carol D. Fox May 03, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Unfortunately, our state representatives seem to have their own agenda. I have mixed feelings on this topic, but strongly believe that those animals that killed the Petit family should get death. My only problem with the death penalty is DNA showing up years later proving one put to death was innocent


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