Today's ruling spares the lives of 11 people on death row. Among the 11 are two killers, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, who were sentenced to death for the slaying of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Michaela and Hayley.
The Connecticut Supreme Court abolished the death penalty in 2012, but the ruling was not retroactive until today.
CNN reports Connecticut's Supreme Court voted 4-3 to overturn the death penalty.
As of today, the remaining 11 people on death row in Conneticut have had their lives spared.
Connecticut has executed only two inmates in the past 54 years, both of whom volunteered to be executed.
According to the ruling, the 11 remaining death row inmates "will serve the rest of their life in a Department of Corrections facility with no possibility of ever obtaining freedom."
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