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Utah Lawmaker Tries To Ban Death Penalty

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The execution chamber in Utah State Prison. The platform to the left is used for lethal injection. The metal chair to the right is used for execution by firing squad.

A Republican state senator from St. George has filed a bill to get rid of the death penalty in Utah.

Steve Urquhart says it costs too much money for Utah to execute prisoners.

He also says Utah shouldn't be in the business of killing people.

We thought we'd talk to him about his bill, and the chances of it moving forward.

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Steve Urquhart, Utah state senator (R-St. George)

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