A death penalty opponent says Governor Matt Blunt has left himself almost no reason to ever intervene to stop an execution. Blunt has said he won’t step in and stop an execution unless evidence is presented him that has never been reviewed by a court or jury – a very rare occurence. Jeff Stack with Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty speculates as to what might have to happen for Blunt to halt an execution. Stack says he’s disappointed that it appears Blunt takes the same stance on the death penalty that Governor Bob Holden did. Holden never stopped any executions during his four-year tenure.
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