A brief history of the death penalty in New Hampshire
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Barring any last minute delays, the New Hampshire Senate looks set to take up a veto override vote and repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty Thursday morning.
And with 17 of 24 senators previously voting in favor of the repeal bill – which Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed early this month – the chamber looks to have enough support to pull the override off.
New Hampshire has never been a prolific state when it comes to capital punishment sentences. But with one person on death row today, the penalty and the vote to repeal it have taken on emotional heft. Here’s a primer ahead of the decision.