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Death Penalty Turned Down for Child Rapist

No child rapist can be put to death for the crime.

The US Supreme court votes five to four to overturn a Louisiana law that sent a convicted child rapist to death row.

Justices say the law violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Five liberal justices are against the law, while four conservative justices voted for the death penalty.

Texas sought the death of child rapists back in 2007, if the offender had been convicted more than twice of raping children under the age of 14.

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