Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home > News > 

Nevada Senate amends death-penalty moratorium
[Carson City, NV]


April 18, 2001
PrintCommentRSS

Nevada Senate amends death-penalty moratorium
[Carson City, NV]

April 18, 2001
(CARSON CITY, Nev.) - The Nevada Senate has amended a death-penalty moratorium bill to allow executions to go forward for those condemned who say they want to die.

Senators were expected to vote on the amended legislation today. It would ban any executions for two years.

Sen. Mark James, the moratorium’s sponsor, opposed the amendment, comparing the exception to assisted suicide. But the Las Vegas Republican eventually said he would vote for the amended bill.

Nevada has executed seven people under its current death-penalty law, most of them volunteers who waived further appeals. There are now 87 men and one woman on death row. Sebastian Bridges, a South African national, is scheduled to die on Saturday. While he denies that he killed a friend of his estranged wife in 1997, he has refused to appeal, arguing that the courts should correct the error voluntarily.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Nevada Senate amends death-penalty moratorium
[Carson City, NV]





PoliceOne Offers