Debbie Regala http://kplu.org en How The Murder Of A Loved One Forced One Death Penalty Foe To Reexamine Stance http://kplu.org/post/how-murder-loved-one-forced-one-death-penalty-foe-reexamine-stance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former state Sen. Debbie </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regala</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says when her brother-in-law was strangled in 1980, her family had to ponder what they would want to have happen when the murderer was found.</span></p><p>She says she was angry, but in the end, it didn't change her long-standing opposition to capital punishment.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Executing them doesn't make me feel any better. It doesn't bring them [the victims] back. It doesn't heal the terrible hurt that you feel," she said during an interview in her Tacoma home.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 14177 at http://kplu.org How The Murder Of A Loved One Forced One Death Penalty Foe To Reexamine Stance