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Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 10:57 pm | Updated: 2:23 pm, Tue Apr 9, 2013.

A candidate for Charlottesville commonwealth's attorney plans to place a moratorium on death penalty prosecutions if elected, and he's bringing his campaign to Random Row Books on Tuesday.

Steve Deaton, who served as the city's top prosecutor from 1990 to 1994, called capital murder charges "barbaric" and using them to negotiate a plea deal "immoral" in a release announcing the event, which will take place at 7 p.m. 

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