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A bill which would have restricted the use of the death penalty in South Dakota died in the senate Tuesday.  SB 98 would have limited capital punishment to first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, corrections employee or firefighter while in the line of duty.  Republican Art Rush of Vermillion, who has served as a judge sponsored the bill and argued the death penalty is not a deterrent, while supporters argue it is an important enforcement tool.  The bill failed 20-13. 

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