The death penalty was unconstitutional and “racially biased”.The Supreme court of the state of Washington has abolished the death penalty in the state due to the mismatch of the Constitution, according to The Washington Post, reports the Chronicle.info with reference for a New time.
The decision to abolish this punishment was adopted by unanimous decision. The death penalty was unconstitutional and “racially biased”.
According to the report, in 2014 the Governor of the state Jay Inslee imposed a moratorium on the punishment. Now the Supreme court finally overturned the sentence and ordered him to replace it with life imprisonment.
The publication notes that currently, the prison is eight people who were sentenced to death.
Washington became the twentieth, the territory of which banned the death penalty, but its continue to use in 30 U.S. States. Under the eighth amendment of the Constitution, the death penalty can only be applied against the perpetrators of the murder with aggravating circumstances, who are of legal age.