Balance of Power: An easier death penalty?

Balance of Power: An easier death penalty? 9NEWS at 8 a.m. 1/24/16.

KUSA -Some Republicans in the Colorado state legislature want to make it easier for juries to sentence convicted murderers to death.

This week, 9NEWS reported that a Senate bill would eliminate the requirement for a unanimous jury decision to impose the death penalty in Colorado.

On this week's show, that bill's sponsor Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud) and death penalty opponent Rep. Jovan Melton (D-Aurora) go in-depth on the issue and explain their thinking.

Balance of Power airs every Sunday at 8:50 a.m. on 9NEWS, right before NBC's Meet the Press. Episodes and extended interviews are posted on Sundays to 9NEWS.com.

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