BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Louisiana House of Representatives will decide the fate of a bill that ends the death penalty in the state.
Tuesday morning the House Criminal Justice Committee approved Rep. Terry Landry’s bill 8 to 7 to advance it to the full house.
If approved, the death penalty would be eliminated as a possible punishment for those convicted of first-degree murders committed on or after August 1, 2019.
A similar bill was recently rejected in the Louisiana Senate.