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Chronicles of Crime: December 2007
True Crime News:
STATE ASSEMBLY members in New Jersey voted 44-36 to abolish the death penalty. Governor Jon Corzine said he would sign the bill within a week.
A special state commission found in January that the death penalty was a more expensive sentence than life in prison, has not deterred murders and risks killing an innocent person. The bill will spare the life of eight inmates on New Jersey’s Death Row, including Jesse Timmendequas, a sex offender convicted of murdering seven-year-old Megan Kanka in 1994. That case sparked Megan’s Law, which requires US law enforcement agencies to notify the public about convicted sex offenders living in their communities. Crime news stories from True Crime Library.
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