A South Dakota legislative panel is considering whether the death penalty should be repealed in the state.
The measure would ban the death penalty in all future criminal cases, but it would leave in place the death sentences of three convicted murders currently on South Dakota's death row.
Supporters of the death penalty argue it is an appropriate penalty for the most vile crimes and deters others from committing murder.
Opponents of the death penalty contend it does not deter others from committing horrible crimes, save money or improve public safety.
The House State Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the bill Friday.
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