Does Minnesota have the death penalty? 4 Answers as of September 16, 2011

A friend and I were arguing that a person can be put on the death penalty in Minnesota. I say no, because it was completely abolished. He says yes, only in a federal offense case. Who's right?

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Beaulier Law Office
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
Minnesota does not have the death penalty.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
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Anderson Law Office
Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
Minnesota does not have the death penalty.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
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Betts Legal Services
Betts Legal Services | Shawn M. Betts
Your friend is right. If a person is convicted under Minnesota law, they cannot be subjected to the death penalty. However some offenses can occur in Minnesota and be charged in federal court under certain circumstances, and the most serious of those crimes could involve the death penalty.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 9/16/2011
Keyser Law Firm
Keyser Law Firm | Christopher W. Keyser
Minnesota does not have the death penalty for State crimes. Federal crimes in Minnesota can carry the death penalty however.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 9/16/2011
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