California Death Penalty Ruled Unconsitutional

Updated: Thursday, July 17 2014, 12:47 PM EDT
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CALIFORNIA (Kate Murphy) -- A federal judge ruled that the state's death penalty is unconstitutional Wednesday.

Judge Cormac Carney of United States District Court says the time it takes from sentencing to carrying out the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment.

California currently has more than 700 people being held on death row. California Death Penalty Ruled Unconsitutional
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