Bishop Elizondo urges Legislature to abolish death penalty

Below is the prepared testimony that Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo delivered to the House Public Safety Committee of the Washington State Legislature March 25 in Olympia. Bishop Elizondo spoke in support of SB 5339, which would abolish the death penalty, on behalf of the Washington State Catholic Conference.

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Washington bishops support bill to repeal death penalty

OLYMPIA – The Catholic bishops of Washington state submitted testimony Tuesday in support of Senate Bill 5339, which seeks to repeal the death penalty and require that life imprisonment without the possibility of parole become the sentence for aggravated first degree murder convictions.

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Bishop Mueggenborg testifies against death penalty

OLYMPIA – Below is the testimony Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg delivered Feb. 20 before the House Judiciary Committee in favor of SB 6052, which would eliminate the death penalty in Washington state:

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