[JURIST] The Connecticut Supreme Court [official website] on Monday upheld [opinion, PDF] the state’s death penalty [JURIST news archive] law. The court’s ruling affirmed the death sentence of a man convicted of murdering a 13-year old boy with a sledgehammer in 1997. In its defense of the death penalty, the court invoked provisions of the Connecticut Constitution [text] that permit capital punishment, declaring, "In article first, § 8, and article first, § 19, our state constitution makes repeated textual references…

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