Raising Age of Those Eligible for Death Penalty

Cheyenne, WY – The state would not be able to put people under the age of 18 to death if the State House has its way. On Friday, 45 of 60 representatives in the House voted in favor of changing Wyoming's law and moving the minimum age for receiving the death penalty up from 16 to 18. The head of the state's County and Prosecuting Attorney's Association Steve Weichman says his group has not officially taken a stance on this bill, but says he thinks it's probably appropriate to move the age by two years. House Bill 5 now moves to the Senate.