Connecticut becomes 17th state to ban the death penalty
Yesterday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed legislation abolishing the death penalty for future crimes, making the Nutmeg State the 17th in the nation to outlaw executions and the fifth state in five years to repeal executions.
"In the last 52 years, only two people have been put to death in Connecticut - and both of them volunteered for it," said Malloy, according to CNN.
The state has 11 people on death row, including Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky, who were convicted of killing two girls and their mother in a horrific 2007 home invasion in Cheshire.