Death Penalty Author Testifies Against Law

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Justice Paul Pfeifer helped write Ohio's death penalty law as a state Senator in 1981.(Photo: Ohio Supreme Court)
Justice Paul Pfeifer helped write Ohio's death penalty law as a state Senator in 1981.(Photo: Ohio Supreme Court)

There was some unusual and emotional testimony Wednesday.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer is calling on Ohio to wipe out its death penalty. That might not be big news, except Pfeifer helped write Ohio’s capitol punishment law 30 years ago. Click the “play” button above to hear Bill Cohen’s full report.

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