Will Louisiana abolish the death penalty this year?

Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, supported a bill Tuesday to ban the deal penalty in Louisiana. (Photo: Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)

Paul Braun and Devon Sanders

A Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would eliminate the death penalty in Louisiana effective Aug. 1.

Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, authored the bill, reasoning that the death penalty is an outdated and costly means of punishment.

Read the story in The Daily Advertiser.

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