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Consider facts when deciding death penalty

DEAR EDITOR:

I read the Tribune Chronicle article titled “Death penalty debated.” Although Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Becker testified in opposition the legislation to repeal capital punishment, it seemed he wanted to relitigate the common sense criminal justice reforms from the past few decades.

The death penalty is the ultimate form of punishment and should be treated differently than any other sentence we consider in our state. When a human life hangs in the balance, the system should operate perfectly. Mr. Becker offered no defense of an arbitrary system that sentences innocent people to death.

I urge our legislators to consider the facts rather than strawman arguments from the prosecutors.

HILLARY KOSTECKI

Warren

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