Richard Kanka, father of murder victim Megan Kanka, speaks out
against ending the death penalty
as he addresses a New Jersey Assembly committee in this, Dec. 10,
2007, file photo, in Trenton, N.J.
Among the death row inmates who would be spared is Jesse
Timmendequas, a sex offender convicted
of murdering 7-year-old Kanka in 1994. That case sparked Megan's Law,
which requires law
enforcement agencies to notify the public about convicted sex
offenders living in their communities.