Woman crusades to save sister’s life, end the death penalty

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RNS photo by Tracy Simmons/Spokane Faith and Values

RNS photo by Tracy Simmons/Spokane Faith and Values

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SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Victoria Ann Thorpe's sister has been on death row for 18 years for a crime she says she didn't commit. Now Thorpe is leading a grass-roots campaign to abolish the death penalty in Washington state, saying Jesus would never tolerate it. "Nothing that he did or said can be manipulated into harshness," she said. By Tracy Simmons.

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