Death penalty abolished in the US state of Virginia (first in the south)

Death penalty abolished in the US state of Virginia (first in the south)


In the US state of Virginia, the death penalty was abolished after Democrats won a majority in the state legislature.

Democrat Governor Ralph Northern signed the bill banning the death penalty passed by the state legislature, saying “it is a moral thing to do”.

Virginia, the 23rd state in the country that prohibits execution, became the first state to say “no to death” among the southern states that widely used this punishment.

Since its founding in 1608, Virginia ranked first among the 50 states in the country, with close to 1,400 death sentences.


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