The Senate responded to last year's murder in a Purdue classroom with a bill allowing the death penalty for shootings in schools or during worship services.
A state Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill to slightly expand the potential for prosecutors to seek the death penalty.
Today’s decision comes after a lengthy hearing in September, when Overstreet’s defense attorneys challenged his impending execution.
Prosecutor Terry Curry calls it a plot for more than $300,000 in insurance money.
A panel convened by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has begun to look at ways the state could save money on death penalty cases.