Poland protests death penalty of Connecticut inmate
Bridgeport (AP) — The president of Poland is demanding that Connecticut withdraw the death penalty against a former Trumbull man convicted of murder in the deaths of a Bridgeport woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford man.
The Polish government notified Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane last week it objects to the death penalty sentence imposed on Richard Roszkowski. His parents were Polish and Poland's government considers him a Polish national covered by that country's laws.
Agniestka Torres, vice consul and head of the legal section for the Polish consulate general, told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers the appeal is from President Bronislaw Komorowski.
Kane said he has not decided whether to meet with the consul.
Connecticut has abolished the death penalty, but it still applies to 10 men on death row.
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