Illinois death penalty abolishment sparks discussion in Missouri

Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 9:40 p.m. CST; updated 6:44 p.m. CDT, Saturday, April 9, 2011

COLUMBIA — The governor of Illinois signed a bill into law Wednesday that will abolish the death penalty in the state, saving the lives of 15 people on death row. Some Missouri residents hope the act will initiate change in this state as well.