Posted by on December 28, 2019 8:33 am
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Capital punishment violates fifth and eighth amendments, lawyers for Robert Bowers, charged with killing 11 last year, say in filings

Lawyers for the suspect in the synagogue shooting that killed 11 people in Pittsburgh have challenged his potential death sentence as unconstitutional.

Lawyers for Robert Bowers argued in court papers filed this week that capital punishment violates the fifth amendment’s due process clause and the eighth amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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