Legislation to abolish the death penalty in Kentucky is once again before state lawmakers. It’s unlikely the measure will be heard in the republican controlled senate.
This isn’t the first time veteran Louisville Senator Gerald Neal has filed legislation to do away with the state’s death penalty. And Neal says he’s waited as long as seven years to clear a bill in the general assembly. “This is one of those kinds of bills cause it has a cultural base to it and change in this area is gonna be difficult,” Neal said.