In the Media

Abolitionists eye end to death penalty

PUBLISHED May 14, 2005

Serial killer Michael Ross's execution is the first state-sanctioned killing in New England for 45 years. Across the United States, however, there are signs America's appetite for the death penalty is on the wane.

It is said that even the dozen US states without capital punishment are just one hideous murder away from bringing in the death penalty.
But recent years have seen a steady decline in the numbers of death sentences handed down, and a series of legal steps limiting the use of the ultimate sanction.