Widow of slain officer speaks against death penalty repeal
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The widow of a slain Manchester police officer spoke against repealing New Hampshire’s death penalty Thursday in part because her son is now working in law enforcement.
Laura Briggs has largely stayed out of the public debate over capital murder since her husband, Officer Michael Briggs, was shot to death in 2006. But she told the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday he would have opposed a repeal bill that passed the House earlier this month.