Started by Jeff1857, April 16, 2008, 10:50:05 PM
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Death penalty legislation proposedOn his 1st day back in Frankfort, Rep. Joseph Fischer, D-Campbell, proposed a bill that would expand capital punishment in Kentucky.Specifically, the legislation would permit the state to seek the death penalty in cases where the victim was under 12 years old and had been previously abused by the defendant. If the bill is approved, this provision would be added to the commonwealths list of "aggravating factors," one of which must be proven at trial before a defendant can be sentenced to death.(source: Louisville Eccentric Observer)