Thursday, March 5, 2009

North Carolinians Losing Taste for Death?

Last year, NC juries only issued one death sentence (James Ray Little, in Forsyth County).

This month, Elon University released results of its latest poll on the death penalty. Results are below:
  • Most Appropriate Punishment for 1st Degree Murder: 48% Death, 39% Life in prison
  • Punishment Supported for 1st Degree Murder: 72% Life without parole; 58% death
  • Agree with current moratorium on executions: 47% agree, 45% disagree

See full poll here.

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