JUST IN: Republican Governor Signs Legislation Authorizing Death Penalty In Child Rape Convictions

JUST IN: Republican Governor Signs Legislation Authorizing Death Penalty In Child Rape Convictions


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican, has signed legislation allowing the death penalty in child rape convictions.

The law, which goes into effect July 1st, could face court challenges as the “U.S. Supreme Court has banned capital punishment in such cases,” the Associated Press noted.

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From the Associated Press:

The new Tennessee law, which goes into effect July 1, authorizes the state to pursue capital punishment when an adult is convicted of aggravated rape of a child. Those convicted could be sentenced to death, imprisonment for life without possibility of parole, or imprisonment for life.

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