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Death Penalty Repeal Awaits Colorado Vote

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DENVER (AP) – The future of the death penalty in Colorado could hinge on a vote scheduled in the Colorado House Tuesday.

The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to decide whether to move forward with a bill to repeal the death penalty. The committee delayed the vote last week after a marathon hearing that attracted big crowds.

Some Democrats want to repeal the penalty, but others fear the Democratic governor may not be on board.

A bill to ask voters to decide whether to repeal the death penalty is on hold in a separate committee. Three men await execution in Colorado.

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