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Bill Approved to Review Murder Convictions; No Executions for a Year

Bill by Sen. Brewbaker would block executions for a year.

A Senate committee has approved a bipartisan bill to create an Alabama Innocence Inquiry Commission to review capital murder convictions. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill Wednesday. Bill sponsor, Republican Sen. Dick Brewbaker of Pike Road, said there have been high-profile cases of death row inmates who have been exonerated. North Carolina has exonerated nine people after starting a…