Lincoln- Victoria Coward will give the keynote address at the annual gathering of Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty on October 11th in Lincoln.
Coward's son, Tyler, was murdered in a park near their home in New Haven, Connecticut. Victoria became an outspoken advocate against the death penalty and participated in the successful effort to abolish it in early 2012 in Connecticut.
Coward will join NADP as they honor Nebraska Senator Danielle Conrad for her leadership in the legislature on efforts against the death penalty.
The death penalty has been losing favor across the country. When Connecticut acted last spring, it became the fifth state in five years to repeal the death penalty and replace it with life without the possibility of parole.
In 2007, the Nebraska Unicameral came within one vote of approving repeal. Executions are currently on hold as the State attempts to remedy seemingly innumerable problems with its protocols for carrying out an execution.
The event will take place at Beacon Hills at Country Inn and Suites, 5353 North 27th Street in Lincoln, and run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on October 11th. Tickets are available at www.nadp.net.