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Prisoners’ Death Sentences May Be Commuted in Washoe County

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 16, 2022 9:27 am

WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – The Nevada Pardons Board will consider commuting the sentences of all convicts sentenced to death.

The decision on whether to commute their death sentence to life in prison without the possibility of release will be announced next Tuesday.

A representative for the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that they oppose such a move and will retaliate.

In Washoe County, there are ten convicts facing the death penalty.

“Our position on the death penalty has been clear. It is only sought in Washoe County for the most heinous of cases.”

“My office is dedicated to justice for victims and to the safety of our community.  I believe this action by the Governor, and the process in which it is being reviewed, ignores the complexity of an issue that has and ought to continue to be fairly decided by the people of Nevada.  Moreover, it is uncaring to the families of the victims of these cases, whose rights seem to be irrelevant to some,” they continued.

Credits: KoloTV

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