Moratorium on death penalty gathers bipartisan support

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | 8:55 p.m. CDT; updated 7:05 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House Public Safety Committee began their committee meeting with an April Fool’s Day joke that the hearing had been canceled. But later legislators had the not-so-humorous task of discussing a House bill that would create a death penalty commission and impose a moratorium. The committee lead a discussion on the bill with bipartisan support and only about six weeks to pass before the legislative session is over.