Posted at: 05/13/2013 8:51 PM
A New York lawmaker wants to bring back the death penalty as an option for sentencing in certain cases.
Assemblyman Bill Nojay's proposal would allow a jury to impose that ruling. In cases where a police officer is the victim or a person dies in a terrorist attack.
Nojay says doing this would allow victim's families to have closure and know justice was served.
A New York State Court of Appeals struck down New York's death penalty statute in 2004.