Judge: No Racial Disparities In Conn. Death Cases
Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane said his office was pleased with the outcome and that the case had finally made it to trial.
"Our position all along has been that there is no racial disparity ... in the manner in which the death penalty statutes have been administered in this state," he said.
Kane said he expects defense lawyers will appeal the decision. Messages to the attorneys were not immediately returned Friday evening.
The state's last execution was in 2005, when serial killer Michael Ross, who was white, was put to death by lethal injection after giving up his appeals. It was the first execution in New England in more than 45 years.