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Colo. considers death for sex assaults on children

DENVER, Colorado ” Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow the state to execute people convicted of sexually assaulting children under 12 years old.

The bill applies to perpetrators who threaten to retaliate against their victims.

It gets its first hearing Monday at the Capitol before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Prosecutors would have to submit DNA evidence to pursue the death penalty. If there is no DNA, the maximum penalty would be life in prison.

Republican Sen. Steve Ward of Littleton is the sponsor.


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