Death Penalty Slated for Execution
Updated: Mar 18, 2019
by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau --
The Senate Law and Justice committee last week heard public testimony on Senate Bill 5339 sponsored by Senator Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, which would replace the moribund death penalty with a mandatory imposition of life imprisonment without parole.
“It’s been a long public discourse the last 10 to 15 years in our state and in our country about this issue,” Carlyle said. “I think the result of that civic discourse in the last number of years has been a growing recognition that the data shows that the death penalty is applied in a way that is not consistent.”