Time to Get Rid of Death Penalty in PA?

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — With convicted murderer Richard Baumhammers seeking to overturn his 2001 death sentence on psychological grounds, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Mike Pintek talks with John Burkoff, criminal law professor at the University of Pittsburgh, about whether the death penalty should be banned in Pennsylvania.

Burkoff outlines the state of the death penalty system, and highlights the lengthy appeals process that often accompanies capital punishment cases.

Pintek asks whether the state would benefit from simply doing away with the death penalty, since a death sentence almost never leads to execution in the state of Pennsylvania.

Listen to Mike Pintek every weekday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!

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