Another state takes a look at abolishing the death penalty in favor of life without parole as a California death penalty ban qualifies for the November ballot.
FOX News Radio’s Bill Vitka reports:
Death will be on the ballot in California. Voters will choose between capital punishment or replacing it with life without parole. The death penalty has been under fire among conservatives in the Golden State over cost and the rarity of executions.
The state has executed 13 inmates to death in 23 years. Prisoners more likely to die of old age on death row than by the executioner’s needle.
If voters approve the measure it would make California the 18th state to abolish the death penalty. During the last five years, four states have replaced capital punishment and Connecticut is soon to follow.
Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.