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March 12, 2014

New Hampshire House votes to repeal state's (dormant) death penalty

As reported in this local piece, the "New Hampshire House has approved a measure to repeal the state's death penalty after rejecting an amendment that would have spared the life of the only convict on death row in the state." Here is more:

The House voted 225-104 in favor of repeal....

The Legislature voted to repeal capital punishment in 2000, but then-Gov. Jeanne Shaheen vetoed the bill. Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan has said she supports repeal as long as it is not applied retroactively to Addison's case.

The measure next goes to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it faces an uncertain future.

I call New Hampshire's death penalty dormant largely because it has only one person on death row and has not executed anyone in three-quarters of a century.

March 12, 2014 at 06:06 PM | Permalink

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Although an atheist, I am calling for prayer. Pray that a criminal lover, lawyer traitor in the NH legislature is murdered by a prisoner given LWOP, and that this prisoner get the ultimate penalty now available in criminal lover New Hampshire, the loss of cafeteria privileges.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Mar 13, 2014 12:12:51 AM

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