NOT BUDGING

Conn. Court: Death Penalty Still Gone

The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld a ruling on Thursday declaring that its death penalty is unconstitutional and abolishing capital punishment in the state. The court came to a 5-2 decision which overturned death sentences imposed on a man named Russell Peeler Jr. who had been on death row for ordering the 1999 killings of a woman and her son in Bridgeport.