Rell vetoes measure to end death penalty

HARTFORD - (AP) Gov. Jodi Rell says the state cannot tolerate people who committhe most violent of murders.

The Republican had expressed her opposition to the measure allalong and issued her promised veto Friday.

Supporters in the Democrat-controlled General Assembly have saidthey do not have the necessary two-thirds majority of votes tooverride her veto. The bill, which would have replaced capitalpunishment with life in prison, passed 19-17 in the Senate and90-56 in the House last month.

Connecticut has 10 death row inmates. It has executed one inmatesince the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to reinstate capitalpunishment in 1976.

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