UPDATE Jan. 6, 2011 6:47 p.m. : Via the Associated Press, The Illinois House, reversing an earlier tally, has voted 60-54 to repeal the death penalty. The bill now goes to the Illinois Senate.
A decades-long effort to abolish the death penalty in Illinois has fallen one vote shy of House approval.
House members voted 59-58 Thursday on abolition. The bill needed 60 votes for approval.
UPDATED 2:54 p.m. Dec. 15:
According to a news release from the Sangamon county Coroner's Office Davlin died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
UPDATED 4:20 p.m. Dec. 14:
In a press release, the Illinois State Police announced that they have been asked by the Springfield Police Department to conduct an investigation into Davlin's death. The Illinois State Police will also be performing the autopsy on Dec. 15.
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