Connecticut state's Senate on Thursday approved a bill to repeal the death penalty early Thursday morning, despite widespread public support for capital punishment in the state. According to NBC News, legislative action was put off last year during the high-profile prosecution of a death penalty case involving a violent home invasion that left a mother and her two daughters dead. The state Senate voted 20-16 on legislation that would replace the death penalty punishment with life without parole, according to Reuters. The bill is now headed to the House of Representatives, where political pundits and observers anticipate it to pass. Gov. Daniel Malloy pledged to sign the ball so long as it was forward looking, and did not apply to anyone currently sitting on death row.