Is Trying A Death Penalty Case Too Costly?

By Scott Sarvay

Quick Vote:
Should Indiana keep the death penalty?
November 16, 2010 Updated Nov 16, 2010 at 5:20 PM EST

INDIANA (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is asking state lawmakers to take a close look at the cost involved in litigating death penalty cases.

Zoeller says in tough economic times, the cost of trying a capital murder case can be exorbitant. He says the cost of the appeals process also needs to be factored in.

Indiana has executed 20 inmates since it reinstated the death penalty in 1977.

What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet

© Copyright 2015, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.