House committee rejects bill to abolish death penalty

Rep. Terry Landry, D-New Iberia, presented a bill Wednesday to eliminate the death penalty that was rejected by a House committee. (Source: Tryfon Boukouvidis/LSU Manship School News Service)
Rep. Terry Landry, D-New Iberia, presented a bill Wednesday to eliminate the death penalty that was rejected by a House committee. (Source: Tryfon Boukouvidis/LSU Manship School News Service)

By Tryfon Boukouvidis

After a Senate panel voted Tuesday to ban the death penalty in Louisiana, a House committee rejected a similar bill 10-8 Wednesday at a tense hearing in which both sides quoted the Bible to make their points.

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