EJ Montini, a columnist for The Arizona Republic, published a column earlier this month addressing the death penalty and SB 1048, which would have repealed capital punishment. Montini wrote:
Before we decide whether to kill the pretty young accused murderer Jodi Arias there are a few people in Arizona who would like us to ask ourselves if we should kill anyone.
“The reason I introduced the bill ([S]B1048) and will keep introducing the bill is that I hope someday we will repeal the death penalty,” said state Sen. Ed Ableser, a Democrat from Tempe. “I have to maintain a hope that we can talk about capital punishment in a serious way.”
You can read the whole column, which also features quotes from DPAA Co-President Dan Peitzmeyer, by clicking here.