TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Eighteen years ago April 23, Kansas reinstated the death penalty. One group marked the anniversary by renewing the call to take it back off the books.
People gathered Monday at the Tree of Healing. The tree was planted by members of Kansas Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation 18 years ago.
The group continues to advocate to outlaw capital punishment. Members say executions don't benefit anyone.
Connecticut lawmakers recently voted to repeal their state's death penalty, making it the 17th state to outlaw capital punishment.
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