New Hampshire Becomes 21st U.S. State to Repeal Death Penalty

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Published on May 30, 2019 - Duration: 00:38s

New Hampshire Becomes 21st U.S. State to Repeal Death Penalty

According to Reuters, New Hampshire abolished the death penalty on Thursday, becoming the 21st U.S. state to do so.

Before the vote, New Hampshire was the last state in New England that allowed the execution of people convicted of grave crimes.

New Hampshire state Senator Martha Hennessey, a Democrat, described the death penalty in a statement as β€œineffective in reducing violent crime and an inefficient use of our limited criminal justice dollars.”

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