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Utah House Top leaders Oppose repealing the death penalty in Utah

Death Row
Damir Spanic

House Bill 147, sponsored by Rep. Lowry Snow (R-St. George), proposes repealing the death penalty and replacing it with a possible sentence of 45 years to life. House Speaker Brad Wilson (R-Kaysville) and House Majority Leader Mike Schultz (R-Hooper) told KUTV reporters today that they do not support the effort. The bill has not yet been discussed in a committee hearing this session.

Caroline Long is a science reporter at UPR. She is curious about the natural world and passionate about communicating her findings with others. As a PhD student in Biology at Utah State University, she spends most of her time in the lab or at the coyote facility, studying social behavior. In her free time, she enjoys making art, listening to music, and hiking.