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Governor of Washington declares moratorium on executions

Washington state has executed five men since they reinstated the death penalty in 1981.
Posted By Aileen Graef   |   Feb. 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM   |   Comments

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OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) declared a moratorium Tuesday on all state executions.

This executive action means that no executions will take place while Inslee is in office. He says there are many reasons for his decision, and he did speak with the families of murder victims before reaching his decision.

In a press conference, Inslee said, "A system that does not deter crime, costs citizens millions of dollars more than life imprisonment without parole, is uncertain in its application, and exposes families to multiple decades of uncertainty as to the result of the judicial decision is not right. You can say it's not moral, but I can say it's not right."

The nine people currently on death row in Washington will be held for the remainder of their lives with no possibility of parole.


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