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Public Defender Wants More Restrictive Death Penalty

Nov 4, 2013

Edward C. Monahan, Public Advocate
Credit KET

Kentucky’s public advocate says the state could substantially reduce its criminal justice costs by limiting the type of cases in which local prosecutors can seek the death penalty. Ed Monahan says extraordinary waste is incurred in the prosecution of capital cases that rarely end in a death sentence…

Monahan says by restricting the death penalty to cases that truly warrant it, resources would be better utilized.