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No Death Penalty for Sisouvahn

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Benton County Prosecutor will not seek the death penalty against Phien Sisouvanh.

She is the woman accused of killing a pregnant woman in Columbia Park and cutting the woman's unborn baby from her womb.

There has never been a female executed in the state of Washington. The last execution was given a stay. There is a case going on in Thurston County Court as to whether lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment.

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