The state House voted late Wednesday night to repeal the death penalty, sending a bill that had narrowly passed the Senate to the desk of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is expected to sign it.
Nineteen of the 99-member Democratic caucus, including veteran Rep. Bob Godfrey , D-Danbury, voted against the bill.
Eight of the 52 Republicans, including Reps. Michael Molgano of Stamford, T.R. Rowe of Trumbull, Richard Smith of New Fairfield and Lile Gibbons of Greenwich, voted for the repeal