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Rep. Bill Nojay wants to bring back death penalty for certain cases

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.