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Prosecutors Speak Out To Oppose Death Penalty Moratorium

Posted July 13, 2004 4:57 a.m. EDT

— While North Carolina death penalty opponents fight for a moratorium, dozens of prosecutors are standing up for executions.

On Tuesday, the Conference of District Attorneys made it clear they do not support a moratorium. Instead, they say a bill outlining more evidence discovery will deliver added protection for defendants.

If the bill is approved by the Legislature, defendants could review written reports and police notes before trial.

The Conference of District Attorneys said a moratorium would put the system in turmoil by holding up cases.