Centre College hosts debate on death penalty
DANVILLE, KY - Centre College will host an Oct. 12 debate on the death penalty, featuring two strong voices who have opposing views. Carl Wedekind, a lawyer and head of current efforts to abolish the death penalty in Kentucky, will speak along with Joseph Bouvier, assistant commonwealth's attorney and a proponent of the death penalty.
The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Weisiger Theatre in the Norton Center for the Arts. It will be open to the public at no cost.
Wedekind is a native Kentuckian who practiced law in Louisville for many years and was president and CEO of Kentucky Medical Insurance Co. He is active in a number of civic organizations and currently is director of Abolition 2000 campaign for the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. He is the author of The Second Grave: A Case for the Abolition of the Death Penalty.
Bouvier holds bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Kentucky, and he has practiced law since 1976. He was the Fayette County public defender 1979-82 and has been assistant commonwealth's attorney in Lexington since 1982.
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