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Virginia lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

Virginia lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

· 02/05/2021 11:31
Virginia lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

- Lawmakers in Virginia voted on Friday to abolish the death penalty, sending the measure to Governor Ralph Northam who is expect to sign the bill into law, making his state the first Southern state to end capital punishment.

The state's Democratic-led House of Delegates voted 57-41 on a measure to end the practice. The Senate passed the measure earlier this week.


(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Chicago
Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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