Reaction swift, strong to death penalty repeal veto
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Reaction was swift and strong on both sides to Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of legislation to repeal the state’s death penalty.
“The time to end the death penalty in New Hampshire is now. The overwhelming evidence is that state-sanctioned murder is not a deterrent to criminals; putting criminals to death is significantly more expensive than life in prison, and too many innocent people have been executed, or (are) exonerated just before executions,” said state Sen. Martha Hennessey, D-Hanover.
“Life in prison without parole is the appropriate and humane form of punishment for perpetrators of the most heinous of crimes.”