While capitol punishment is a still a hotly debated issue, a bill could pass that would ban using it on certain people. Jenny Hoff has more from the State Capitol.
Mentally retarded criminals might not have to face execution as a possible punishment.
Representative Ralph Monaco-D of Raytown says its not fair that capitol punishment could be used on individuals not in complete control of their actions.
The bill would also set up a two part procedure in the court that would determine who is mentally retarded. From Jefferson City, this is Jenny Hoff...KMOX news.