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Oklahoma Democrat introduces bill to abolish death penalty


January 15, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The death penalty would no longer be a sentencing option in Oklahoma under a bill filed this week by an Oklahoma City Democrat.

Rep. Jason Dunnington filed the bill that would eliminate the death sentence beginning on Nov. 1. It would not apply retroactively to inmates already on death row.

"Oklahomans are becoming more aware of the wasted costs of capital punishment, a system that provides no deterrent to crime while flushing millions down the drain that could be better spent on responses to violence that actually work," Dunnington said in a statement.

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