Death penalty questions arise in case of 3-year-old Ogden girl’s death

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Debate over Utah’s death penalty is intensifying as attorneys prepare for the trial of an Ogden couple accused of starving and fatally abusing their 3-year-old daughter.

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Over the past year, defense attorneys have filed several motions challenging the death penalty, including those asking that jurors be questioned about blood atonement and the comparative costs of execution versus life in prison.

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