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“That involves getting everything from the first case and going through it with a fine-tooth comb,” she said Wednesday at her office in suburban Cincinnati. “So that takes a while.”
“Forty-nine other states recognize this hypocrisy … let’s make it 50,” said Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island.
“She was in the living room,” Wilder said. “The baby was upstairs, in the bed.”
“I can’t describe to you what the possibilities are because folks are looking at them right now,” Carter said.
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“Nobody was saying, ‘Get out! Get out! Get out!'” said Brenda Morton of Wimberley, a popular bed-and-breakfast getaway near Austin that is surrounded by vineyards. She said year-round residents know the risks, but “people who were visiting or had summer homes, you have company from out of town, you don’t know. You don’t know when that instant is.”
“They’re essentially in solitary confinement,” Wise told the judge before a crowd of about 100 people packed into the Manhattan courthouse’s ceremonial courtroom. “This is what we do to the worst human criminal.”
Some senators said they philosophically support the death penalty, but are convinced the state will never carry out another execution because of legal obstacles. Nebraska hasn’t executed an inmate since a 1997 electrocution, and the state has never done so with its current lethal injection protocol.