Democrat Proposes Repeal of Death Penalty

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Texas lawmakers have heard testimony on a bill to repeal the death penalty, but the bill stands little chance of passing.

A Democratic lawmaker from Houston introduced the measure to the House Criminal Justice committee late Monday.

Rep. Jessica Farrar and some other Democrats have repeatedly called for an end to the death penalty. She said every time she introduces the bill is a step closer to repealing it.

Activists say the risk of executing an innocent person is too high to continue executing people. Texas has one of the highest exoneration rates in the country and recently released innocent men from death row.

Supporters say there are some crimes that are so heinous the death penalty is the best option. Both sides are expected to testify before lawmakers.


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