Amanda Wilcox, left, accompanied by her husband Nick Wilcox, second from left, whose daughter, Laura, was killed in a 2001 Nevada County shooting spree, joined others in calling on lawmakers to ... more 
Amanda Wilcox, left, accompanied by her husband Nick Wilcox, second from left, whose daughter, Laura, was killed in a 2001 Nevada County shooting spree, joined others in calling on lawmakers to approve a bill aimed at abolishing capital punishment, at a hearing of the Assembly Public Safety Committee at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, July 7, 2011. The committee voted 5-2 along party lines in favor of the measure that if signed into law would put the question before voters in 2012.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rich Pedroncelli
Thu, Jul 7, 2011 4:58 PM EDT