New Hampshire is now the 21st U.S. state to have abolished capital punishment, state legislature voted to override a veto by Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday, May 30.

After a years-long effort to repeal the state’s death penalty, the state’s Senate voted 16-8 to finally make it official. An article for NPR.com details the road to the state’s abolishment decision citing victim testimony, philosophical objections, and cost.

Read the full article here.

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Lauren Klosinski

ALI Staff

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