by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
North Carolina has not executed a death row inmate since 2006, largely because of a de facto moratorium on carrying out the death penalty.
Sen. Thom Goolsby, R-New Hanover, has filed a bill designed to end the moratorium. He described it during a 30-minute news conference this afternoon. Joining Goolsby for the announcement were a bipartisan group of district attorneys and several family members of North Carolina murder victims.
Click play below to watch the news briefing.