NC Victims' Relatives Differ On Death Row Bill

Family members of murder victims are meeting with North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue in hopes of persuading her to make a decision on a bill that would essentially repeal a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases.

Several relatives of murder victims who want Perdue to veto the bill met with the governor on Monday morning. But other victims' relatives support the repeal.

The Legislature last month approved the legislation that does away with key provisions of the Racial Justice Act. The 2009 law allows death row inmates to use statistics in a new type of court hearing to argue racial bias played a role in their sentences.


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