White House to propose expedited death penalty for perpetrators of mass shootings

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr delivers opening remarks at a summit on “Combating Anti-Semitism” at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S. July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo

SHANNON, Ireland (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr has drafted legislation that would speed the death penalty for people who have committed mass murder, a White House official said on Monday.

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, told reporters on Air Force 2 that the measure would be part of a package of gun legislation that the White House intends to propose to Congress.

Reporting by Alexandra Alper, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien

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