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Mass. House defeats proposal to restore death penalty

The Massachusetts House of Representatives today swiftly beat back a proposal to reinstate the death penalty in Massachusetts through an amendment to the state budget that’s now being debated on Beacon Hill.

State Representative James R. Miceli, a Wilmington Democrat, had filed the death penalty amendment before the bombing at the Boston Marathon last Monday. However, he cited the turbulent events of last week as evidence of the need for heightened protections for law enforcement personnel.

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