(HARTFORD, Conn.) — The state Supreme Court of Connecticut has ruled the death penalty unconstitutional.
In the ruling Thursday, the court said that executions “violate the state constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.”
Connecticut had already outlawed the death penalty in future cases, but this ruling could mean anyone currently on death row would not be subject to capital punishment.
Right now, 11 lives hang in the balance, including two men convicted of brutally killing a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion.
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