death penalty http://wkar.org en Michigan led way in banning death penalty http://wkar.org/post/michigan-led-way-banning-death-penalty <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-5a2efd2c-505a-eab8-a020-a889d21c7f67"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">On this day 183 years ago, thousands of people gathered to watch the second and the last execution in Michigan. Stephen Simmons was sentenced to death for the murder of his wife. From this case eventually came the end of capital punishment in the State.</span></span> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:11:42 +0000 Current State 42784 at http://wkar.org Michigan led way in banning death penalty