Connecticut Abolishes Death Penalty

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a bill into law Wednesday that abolishes the death penalty, making the state the 17th in the nation to abandon capital punishment, and the fifth to do so in the last five years. The law is effective immediately, though prospective in nature, meaning it will not apply to those already sentenced to death. It replaces the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of release as the state's highest form of punishment. WCYB Channel 5 has the story from CNN.