Friday, 13 April 2007
Ex-prosecutor, freed inmates call for end to Pa. death penalty
20 people who have been exonerated after being sent to death row are
planning to be at the Liberty Bell tomorrow. They're calling for a
moratorium on capital punishment in Pennsylvania.
One is Ray Krone, a 50-year-old York County man who spent ten years in an
Arizona prison, including 3 on death row. Eventually, D-N-A evidence
showed that the wasn't the one who killed a bartender at a tavern where he
often played darts back when he was a Phoenix postal worker. Only 3
inmates have been executed in Pennsylvania since the U-S Supreme Court
reinstated capital punishment in 1976.
(source: Associated Press)