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ARBITRARINESS: Getting a Death Sentence May Depend on the Budget of the County

By Death Penalty Information Center, on 1 January 2014

Whether the death penalty will be sought in a murder may depend more on the budget of the county in which it is committed than on the severity of the crime, according to several prosecutors. A report by the Marshall Project found that the high costs of capital cases prevent some district attorneys from seeking the death penalty.

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