International News Update | New Hampshire abolishes death penalty; overrides governor’s veto

According to the media reports, New Hampshire in a recent development abolishes capital punishment in the State.

“New Hampshire, which hasn’t executed anyone in 80 years and has only one inmate on death row, has become the latest US state to abolish the death penalty when the state Senate voted to override the governor’s veto.”

The Senate vote came a week after the 400-member House voted by the narrowest possible margin to override Republican Governor Chris Sununu’s veto of a bill to repeal capital punishment.

There has been no execution since 1939, and the repeal bill would not apply retroactively to the state’s only inmate on death row.


[Source: The Guardian]

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