New proposition to end the death penalty

Opponents: "Convicted killers escape justice"

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A controversial new proposition will take center stage during a local rally.

Proposition 34 would end the death penalty, replacing it with life without the possibility of parole.

Opponents say it would let convicted killers escape justice. But supporters say it would eliminate the possibility of executing an innocent person. 

Two members of the "Yes on 34" campaign, including a man exonerated after 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, will speak tonight at St. Philip the Apostle Church on Stockdale Highway.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. It is free to attend.

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