Washington state Supreme Court abolishes the death penalty, calling it 'arbitrary' and 'racially biased'

In a strongly worded decision that faulted the state's use of the death penalty as "arbitrary" and "racially biased," the Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday abolished capital punishment.
The 5-4 ruling, which makes the state the latest in a growing number to outlaw the death penalty either...

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