Bill To Restrict Death Penalty Dies

Feb 11, 2021

State Senator Brock Greenfield
Credit SD Legislative Resource Council

A bill to drastically limit the death penalty has died in the State Senate.

Proponents say capital punishment does not deter murder, and it serves as vengeance rather than justice.

Opponents say some murders are so cruel that vengeance is justified.

Victoria Wicks reports for SDPB.