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Thursday, 26 April 2012 - 11:28
Connecticut abolishes the death penalty
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Connecticut has become the 17th state in the US to abolish the death penalty.

Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill in a low-key ceremony, after legislators voted earlier in April to end capital punishment for all future cases.

Malloy hailed a "historic moment", but said it was time for "sober reflection, not celebration".

The Connecticut decision comes two days after California confirmed voters will be asked in November whether they want to abolish their own death penalty law.

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