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Senator Bob Singer Senator Bob Singer (R-30)
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December 6, 2011
Singer Bill to Reinstate Death Penalty Would Apply to Child Killers

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Child Killers Should Face the Ultimate Punishment

Senator Robert Singer issued the following statement regarding the tragic murder of 2 year old Tierra Morgan-Glover. The Senator has introduced legislation that would reinstate the death penalty in New Jersey for those who murder a child, kill a police officer in the line of duty or commit a terrorist attack that results in fatalities.

“I do not support the death penalty out of a need for revenge or due to malice in my heart. Neither do the many individuals I have met who have suffered from heinous crimes, ” Singer stated. “I support the death penalty because sometimes it is the only way to achieve justice for the victims and families affected by horrible crimes.”

Singer noted that his legislation would apply to the man who allegedly drowned his 2 year old daughter, still strapped in her weighted down car seat, while conscious and alert.

“I am well aware that the death penalty will not bring back a murdered child, slain police officer or a victim of terrorism, ” Singer continued. “For certain crimes, however, life in prison is just not punishment enough.”

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