Report: Only 9 states carried out executions in 2012

WASHINGTON — Only nine of the 50 US states carried out executions in 2012, the fewest in 20 years and the latest indication of a decline in the use of capital punishment, a report said Tuesday. The study by the Death Penalty Information Center found that the number of new sentences had declined by…

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Report: Only 9 states carried out executions in 2012


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