"Poland's president challenges state's death penalty," is by Daniel Tepfer at CT Post.
In what could spark an international incident, the president of Poland is demanding the state not execute a former Trumbull man for the terrifying 2006 murders of a city woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford landscaper.
"We strongly believe the death penalty should not be imposed," Agniestka Torres, vice consul and head of the legal section for the Polish consulate general in New York, told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. "It doesn't matter what crimes he committed."
The government of the Republic of Poland this week notified Gov. Malloy and the Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane that it objects to Richard Roszkowski -- whose parents were Polish -- getting the death penalty.
Torres said the appeal comes directly from their president, Bronislaw Komorowski, who recently signed a law banning the death penalty in all circumstances.
Roszkowski was born in the U.S., but both his parents, who are now dead, emigrated from Poland and Roszkowski visited Poland when he was a child.
"As far as we are concerned Mr. Roszkowski is a Polish national and is covered by our laws," Torres said.
"Poland protests death penalty of Connecticut inmate," is AP coverage, via the Day.
The president of Poland is demanding that Connecticut withdraw the death penalty against a former Trumbull man convicted of murder in the deaths of a Bridgeport woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford man
The Polish government notified Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane last week it objects to the death penalty sentence imposed on Richard Roszkowski. His parents were Polish and Poland's government considers him a Polish national covered by that country's laws.
Connecticut has abolished the death penalty, but it still applies to 10 men on death row.
Earlier coverage from Connecticut begins at the link.