District attorney's aim to ammend death penalty laws

A group of california district attorneys is working to reform the state's death penalty laws.
A group of california district attorneys is working to reform the state's death penalty laws.

The California District Attorneys' Association says the average time between a death penalty sentence and execution in California is about 17 years.

The group is proposing several bills that would reduce the time allowed to certify death penalty trial records, and require attorney appointments to death penalty appeals within a year of the certification.

The death penalty reforms would also add the murder of a child under the age of 14 to the list of special circumstances of death penalty sentencing enhancements.



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