Posted: Apr 15, 2012 2:01 PM by David Jay (KTVQ Billings)
BILLINGS- A Montana group wants to replace the death penalty with a sentence of life without parole. That's the mission of the Montana Abolition Coalition, which held ts annual conference at First Congregational Church in Billings on Saturday.
The Montana Abolition Coalition says 140 people have been sent to death row and later found innocent.
Renny Cushing is the executive director of Murder Victims for Human rights. His father was murdered and he says the death penalty does not help the family.
Cushing along with Sabrina Butler, the first woman exonerated while sitting on death row, spoke at a reception at the Yellowstone Art Museum, Saturday night.
Click here to learn more about the Montana Abolition Coalition.