Pa. legislative panel asks for moratorium on executions
September 13, 2012|By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With three weeks left before Pennsylvania’s first execution in 13 years, a bipartisan legislative task force studying the death penalty’s efficacy asked Gov. Corbett on Thursday to halt executions until the panel files its report in December 2013.
Calling the delay “particularly prudent,” the task force, in a letter to Corbett, noted that Pennsylvania has not executed anyone in 50 years.