Saturday, February 10, 2007
Death penalty not an option in state
Capital punishment hasn’t been an option in New York since the state Court of Appeals struck down the death penalty law as being unconstitutional in 2004.
Even in the nine years the state last had a death penalty law on the books, it was rarely used and no executions took place.
A brief history of the death penalty in the state is:
Information provided by Death Penalty Information Center and New York state Deptartment of Correctional Services