HARTFORD – State Representative Alfred Adinolfi (R-103) said today’s signature by Governor Malloy which repeals the death penalty is terrible public policy and endangers the residents of Connecticut.
“I am disappointed that we are showing sympathy for the convicted murderers and nothing for the victims and their families,” said Adinolfi.
The complete repeal of the death penalty is a serious and significant policy change that has far-reaching implications for residents, law enforcement agencies and families forever affected by heinous crimes.
“Murderers in prison now for life without the possibility of parole will have nothing to lose by assaulting or killing a prison guard or another inmate. They know the death penalty is no longer an option to hold over their head,” said Adinolfi. Instead, murderers will get free, state healthcare, recreational activities and meals for life.
“I will continue my fight to reinstate a strong death penalty in Connecticut which will permit the state to put the most heinous criminals to death without endless appeals,” said Adinolfi.
The Governor’s signature has defied the public opinion of Connecticut’s residents, a Quinnipiac poll released today April 25th shows that 62% of residents oppose repeal.
“Governor Malloy has made the wrong decision by signing this repeal,” said Adinolfi.