SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) – California voters have rejected a measure to repeal the death penalty.
The vote Tuesday followed a contentious campaign between opposing measures that called for repealing capital punishment and replacing it with life in prison without parole or speeding it up so condemned murderers are actually executed.READ MORE: Fremont Police Release Body Cam Footage In Fatal Shooting Of Suspect On Highway 84
The speed-up proposition had yet to be decided early Wednesday.READ MORE: Man Arrested Following Pursuit, Multiple Hit-&-Run Crashes In San Bruno
Supporters of both measures agreed the current system is broken. More than 900 convicted killers have been sent to death row since 1978, but only 13 have been executed.
The last execution by lethal injection was more than a decade ago.MORE NEWS: Teen Driver Dies in Santa Rosa Head-On Collision Friday Morning
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