October 11, 2018

Washington state supreme court rules death penalty unlawful

The Hill -A full panel of judges on the Washington’s state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's death penalty is unconstitutional.

In the unanimous ruling, the court said the death penalty is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner and fails to serve any legitimate penological goal.

“All death sentences are hereby converted to life imprisonment,” the majority ruling said.

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