1. In the recent Connecticut governor's race, an opponent of the death penalty beat a proponent, even though a trial for a horrific crime was going on in the state during the campaign.
2. Executions are only a third of what they were at their 1996 peak.
3. Death sentences in Texas are down by 80%.
4. 138 death row inmates have now been exonerated.
5. Maryland has spent $186 million on capital cases over the past 30 years, a total of $37 million per execution.