US states may axe executions to cut costs (AFP)

Death penalty opponents demonstrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington. In an unexpected twist to the economic crisis, several US states are weighing whether to abolish the death penalty as the execution process proves too great a drain on dwindling resources.(AFP/File/Nicholas Kamm)AFP – In an unexpected twist to the economic crisis, several US states are weighing whether to abolish the death penalty as the execution process proves too great a drain on dwindling resources.

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