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Radio Made in Michigan
1:11 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Michigan led way in banning death penalty

Michigan was the first English speaking jurisdiction in the world to do away with capital punishment.
Credit www.executedtoday.com


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.

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