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USNew Hampshire Gov. Sununu Vetoes Death Penalty Repeal

21:40  03 may  2019
21:40  03 may  2019 Source:   usnews.com

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New Hampshire Gov. Sununu Vetoes Death Penalty Repeal© ( John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu during press conference following opioid listening session at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire on May 10, 2017.

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill Friday morning that would have repealed New Hampshire's death penalty.

This is the second time Sununu has turned down the legislation, which wouldn't apply to the state's only inmate on death row, Michael Addison, who killed Manchester police Officer Michael Briggs in 2006.

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"This is common sense. New Hampshire has always exercised great prudence, great responsibility in its application of the death penalty," Sununu said, according to The Washington Post. "I firmly see, along with many folks across the state, this bill is an injustice not just to Officer Briggs and his family, but to law enforcement and other victims of violent crime across the state."

The governor vetoed the bill at a community center named in honor of Briggs. Sununu was joined Friday by police officers and other law enforcement officials, including Londonderry Police Capt. Patrick Cheetham, former president of the New Hampshire Police Association.

"The violence that we see in New Hampshire, against not only New Hampshire's police officers, but against its citizens is not going away," Cheetham said, adding that "now is not the right time to repeal the death penalty."

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And some people, including former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, say repealing the death penalty would allow Addison to contest his sentence, according to local TV station WMUR.

Last time Sununu vetoed a death penalty repeal, in June 2018, lawmakers were unable to get the votes to override his decision. But now that Democrats have control of the House and Senate, they could be successful. The bill passed through both chambers with more than enough votes to override the veto, the Post reported.

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