I think his (Inslee) decision has prolonged my agony, not shortened it. It’s reopened a lot of wounds.”
– Frank Holden, whose 12-year-old daughter Cassie was murdered by Jonathan Lee Gentry on June 13, 1988. Learn more here.
As you probably know, Governor Inslee surprised everyone this week by declaring a moratorium on capital punishment in our state for as long as he’s in office. Many of us have concerns about this decision, including the pain it is causing victims’ families. The timing was poor too, as state lawmakers are in the middle of the legislative session trying to address the issues that people care about most. The governor’s action was a distraction from these priorities.