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AG candidates debate renewing death penalty

Mattapan killings a hot-button topic

James McKenna and Martha Coakley squared off in a televised debate hosted by Jim Braude at NECN. Yesterday’s debate was a first for McKenna, a former prosecutor who mounted a successful write-in campaign for the Republican nomination. James McKenna and Martha Coakley squared off in a televised debate hosted by Jim Braude at NECN. Yesterday’s debate was a first for McKenna, a former prosecutor who mounted a successful write-in campaign for the Republican nomination. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)
By Alan Wirzbicki
Globe Staff / October 1, 2010

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Injecting the Mattapan killings into the state attorney general’s race, Republican candidate James McKenna said yesterday that in light of the gruesome deaths it was time to revisit the death penalty in Massachusetts. (Full article: 693 words)

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