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Death penalty: Which states have it, which don’t?

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 | 12:25 p.m.

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday a moratorium on the death penalty in his state.

Inslee said the suspension of capital punishment will be in place for as long as he is governor. Here's a look at the death penalty laws nationally:

STATES WITH THE DEATH PENALTY

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

STATES THAT HAVE ABOLISHED THE DEATH PENALTY

Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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Source: Death Penalty Information Center