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What one daughter of a Green River Killer victim says about death penalty

As the daughter of a murder victim, I urge Washington legislators to repeal the death penalty this month. Washington should join Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, and New Mexico, which have all repealed the death penalty since 2007. In 1990, when I was 16, my mother’s body was discovered in a field along Highway 410 near Enumclaw months after her disappearance. Her case languished as a cold case until 2003, when a suspect was finally named: Gary Ridgway.

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