In a Capital Case, Can Jurors Have an Objection to the Death Penalty?

If a juror personally opposes sentencing someone to death, can he or she still serve on a jury in a capital case where he or she may decide on such a penalty? Is that person’s personal beliefs cause for being disqualified as a juror? If so, does the prosecution enjoy unlimited excusals for cause if this is the case? If such personal beliefs are not disqualifying, why not? To read a summary of a recent appellate court ruling wherein this issue was decided, please click on the following link –

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