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California governor halts death penalty: 'I couldn't sleep'

Firstpost Wednesday, 13 March 2019
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday imposed a moratorium on the death penalty as the possibility of the first executions in the state in 13 years loomed, causing him a crisis of conscience. Statistics suggesting that at least one of the 737 inmates on the state's death row was innocent sealed the deal
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That moratorium would immediately grant a reprieve to the 737 inmates who are currently on California's death row.

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