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Fewer people on death row

Published On: Mar 08 2013 04:24:02 AM CST

Virginia's death row population is going down and it's not just because it's carrying out capital punishment.

According to records, a few death sentences have been erased recently. And, another major reason is because fewer death sentences are being handed down by judges.

The Virginia capital case clearing house says death row has received only two new inmates in nearly five years.