Activists from the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty began lobbying efforts on opening day of the legislative session
By: Shannon Young
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
HARTFORD, Conn. — Some state lawmakers are reviving a push to end Connecticut's death penalty, hoping for an easier road this year following the conclusion of two widely publicized trials for a brutal 2007 triple slaying.
While the only survivor of the Cheshire home invasion personally lobbied legislators last year to keep the death penalty, at least one state senator who was swayed by Dr. William Petit says he is now ready to vote for repeal.
"Last year was not an appropriate time to discuss (repeal)," said Sen. Andrew Maynard, a Stonington Democrat.