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Legislator wants to abolish capital punishment

Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee, has again filed her bill that would abolish capital punishment in Florida. File photo by Ana Goni-Lessan.

An attorney-law professor who opposes capital punishment for pragmatic fiscal reasons, as well as legal and moral grounds,  reintroduced her bill Friday to abolish the death penalty in Florida.

Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee, said she's not just making a symbolic gesture.

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Filed in: Legal
Tags: FL Dept. of Corrections
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