Gardner Comments on Defeat of Death Penalty Repeal

Denver — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Gardner (R-Colorado Springs) released the following statement tonight following defeat of a measure (Senate Bill-95) that would have repealed the death penalty in Colorado: 

"Tonight, Senate Republicans stood with crime victims and the people of Colorado in supporting the death penalty, by defeating Senate Bill 95. Senate Bill 95 would have abolished a criminal penalty that helps deter crime and keep our communities safe, according to what police and prosecutors tell us. Coloradans support the death penalty and we stand with our communities."

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