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‘Don’t let those who kill turn us into murderers’

Headline Title:  ‘Don’t let those who kill turn us into murderers’ 27 March 2012 The son of a US murder victim reflects on the struggle to end the death penalty.One warm June evening in 1988, Robert Cushing and his wife Marie were at home watching a basketball game on TV, when they were interrupted by a knock.As the retired New Hampshire school teacher answered the front door of the house where he and Marie had raised their seven children, two shots rang out, ripping his chest apart. He died instantly in front of his wife.Later that night, a police officer broke the news of his father’s…

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