The Nebraska legislature voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to abolish the death penalty in the state.

Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican who supports the death penalty, has promised to veto the measure, although lawmakers’ 32 – 15 vote in its favor would be sufficient to override that, KETV reported.

The approval came less than a week after Ricketts announced that state officials had bought supplies of the three drugs necessary for lethal injections.

Read more

Related Articles