Last year, Delaware Supreme Court struck down death penalty law. Now lawmakers want to revive it.

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Delaware lawmakers eye reinstatement of death penalty.” BY RANDALL CHASE for the Associated Press

Lawmakers are poised to introduce bipartisan legislation to reinstate Delaware’s death penalty, which the state Supreme Court declared unconstitutional last year.

Under the bill to be introduced next week, the death penalty could not be imposed unless jurors unanimously find, beyond a reasonable doubt, the existence of at least one aggravating circumstance making the crime eligible for capital punishment.


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