Death penalty under review in Legislature - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Death penalty under review in Legislature

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers want to create a study committee to review the state's death penalty procedures.

The House just approved a bill that would create a committee to study the process in its entirety, from how the death penalty is assigned as punishment to how it is ultimately carried out. The Senate already has passed a similar bill.

The existence of a study committee would not affect any pending executions.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Powered by Frankly