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Falwell Rejects Call for Execution Moratorium

April 12, 2000|Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — In a rare split with religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, the Rev. Jerry Falwell said Tuesday he cannot support his fellow conservative's call for a moratorium on the death penalty.

In fact, Falwell said, he believes the appeals process for prisoners should be speeded up.

"I personally believe that we need to reduce the time between conviction and execution," Falwell said.

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