Execution of Juvenile Offenders -
became the 16th state to forbid the death penalty for those who were
18 years-of-age at the time of their crime. Gov. Frank O'Bannon signed
SB 426 on March 26. The law also requires judges to follow juries'
sentencing recommendations. (Associated Press, 3/ 26/02.) Federal death
penalty law similarly excludes juvenile offenders. An additional 5
restrict the death penalty to those who are at least 17 at the time of
court judge in Indianapolis ruled that