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Peace Journey to end the Death Penalty

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PASCO, Washington- A small group of activists is walking through the Tri-Cities Tuesday, September 10, on what they call a 'peace journey' to put an end to the death penalty.

Victoria Ann Thorpe and two others are walking for 18 and a half days and traveling 185 miles. They started in Spokane and will finish in Olympia.

Thorpe said she began her fight against the death penalty when her sister was wrongfully convicted of murder 18 years ago and was sentenced to death row in California.

"We don't want to kill someone, we say its wrong and then to teach them not to kill, we kill them, lets change that," said Thorpe.

She said, getting rid of the death penalty would save money for the state.

She plans to finish her journey to Olympia on September 21, which is International Day of Peace .

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