Gov. Inslee suspends use of death penalty in Wash. state

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Washington Death Penalty Moratorium
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2008 file photo, the Washington State Penitentiary, where the death penalty is administered, is shown with a guard tower in the background, in Walla Walla, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, that he is suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state. Inslee's moratorium, which will be in place for as long as he is governor, means that if a death penalty case comes to his desk, he will issue a reprieve, which isn't a pardon and doesn't commute the sentences of those condemned to death. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)