A call to halt executions brings out strong emotions during a public hearing at the State Capitol. Former Senator Thomas Eagleton backs a proposal to halt executions until an independent commission studies the death penalty. Eagleton claims sufficient questions have been raised about capital punishment to justify a pause. The bill would stop executions while a nine-member commission conducts a study of the death penalty. Troy resident Carol Angelbeck opposes the idea. She breaks down during testimony before the House committee recounting the murder of her daughter.She questions why the state no longer trusts its system of justice.
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