Louisiana governor hints at return of death row executions

Gov. Jeff Landry (R-LA) appeared to hint on Wednesday that death row executions could be making a return to the Pelican State.

Executions have been missing as a part of Louisiana justice since 2010, but Landry committed himself during a press conference to maintaining “contractual obligations” between his state and the families of victims following death sentences, according to a report.

“I have committed myself to those families because I have sat in front of those families. I have listened to those families from all over the state,” the governor said. “They deserve their day of justice. That is what the jury has granted them.”

“I and the Legislature … are going to fulfill our commitments.”

As it stands, roughly 60 people are placed on death row in Louisiana, yet myriad legal battles and shortages of
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