Executions on hold

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POSTED: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:09pm

Washington State Governor puts a hold on executions claiming the process is unfair. Elisa Hahn reports.

(KING) Washington State Governor Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to "join a growing national conversation about capital punishment."

The first-term Democrat said he came to the decision after months of review, meetings with family members of victims, prosecutors and law enforcement.

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