New Hampshire Repeals Death Penalty, Governor Threatens Veto

A bill to end the death penalty has recently passed both Republican-controlled chambers in the New Hampshire legislature with broad support. The vote was 14-10 in the Senate, 223-116 in the House. And yet, Governor Chris Sununu has threatened a veto. Gov. Sununu vowed to veto on the grounds of his support for law enforcement and murder-victim family members, but has refused to meet with law enforcement or murder-victim family members who support ending the death penalty.

New Hampshire is the only state in New England that still has the death penalty. The last execution in the state was in 1939. Only one person sits on death row at the current time.