The fight against the death penalty is gaining momentum, opponents of
the practice say, with Connecticut's decision this month to abolish
capital punishment making it the fifth state in five years to so do.
"For this to be happening in succession, and coupled with the decline
in death penalty convictions, it creates a momentum that other states
will at least consider to be a part of," said Richard Dieter, executive
director of the independent Death Penalty Information Center.
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