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Boy's murder sparks death penalty debate in Taiwan

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The murder of a 10-year-old boy whose throat was slit in a Taiwan playground has reignited a debate over the death penalty after the suspect reportedly said he was anticipating free board and lodging in jail. 

Taiwanese activists unfurl a banner with the image of three death-row convicts during a 1999 rally in Taipei. The murder of a 10-year-old boy whose throat was slit in a Taiwan playground has reignited a debate over the death penalty after the suspect reportedly said he was anticipating free board and lodging in jail.

Protesters, outraged over reports the 29-year-old suspect said he would get life in prison at most "even if he were to kill two or three", gathered at the justice ministry Thursday to demand the island's death row inmates be executed.

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