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This photo shows a table used in the administering of lethal injections at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City. A Colorado high court overturned a jury's decision to execute convinced murderer Robert Harlan because two jurors had discussed biblical teaching during the penalty phase of his trial. (David Zalubowski/The Associated Press)

This photo shows a table used in the administering of lethal injections at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City. A Colorado high court overturned a jury's decision to execute convinced murderer Robert Harlan because two jurors had discussed biblical teaching during the penalty phase of his trial.

(David Zalubowski/The Associated Press)

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Capital punishment

Percentage of Americans who support the death penalty for a person convicted of murder

SOURCE: Gallup

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