American Bar Association http://news.stlpublicradio.org en ABA study says death penalty too broadly pursued in Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/aba-study-says-death-penalty-too-broadly-pursued-mo <p>It may be easier to be sentenced to death in Missouri than in other states, according to a study released today and&nbsp;sponsored by the <a href="http://www.americanbar.org/aba.html">American Bar Association</a>.</p><p>It finds that aggravating circumstances used by prosecutors are so broadly defined that virtually any homicide case in Missouri can qualify for the death penalty.&nbsp;&nbsp;University of Missouri -- Columbia&nbsp;Law Professor Paul Litton is on the panel that conducted the study.&nbsp; He says the state&rsquo;s wide latitude on capital punishment goes against the recommendations of the U.S. Supreme Court. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 23:35:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3186 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ABA study says death penalty too broadly pursued in Mo.