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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:09 PM

State Supreme Court ends death penalty in Washington

Washington’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that the death penalty is unconstitutional, ending the practice in the state.

“Today’s decision by the state Supreme Court thankfully ends the death penalty in Washington,” said Governor Jay Inslee. “The court makes it perfectly clear that capital punishment in our state has been imposed in an ‘arbitrary and racially biased manner,’ is ‘unequally applied’ and serves no criminal justice goal. This is a hugely important moment in our pursuit for equal and fair application of justice.”

The court ruled 9-0 to strike down the death penalty. Governor Inslee has long opposed capital punishment in Washington state, and has controversially halted executions while in office. He placed a moratorium on the punishment in 2014 arguing that it is inconsistent and unequal.


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