Death Penalty

Virginia Department of Corrections via AP

State lawmakers have given final approval to a bill ending capital punishment in Virginia.

Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to sign the legislation that lawmakers gave final approval Monday.

House of Delegates Votes to Abolish Death Penalty

Feb 5, 2021
Virginia Department of Corrections via AP

The House of Delegates voted to abolish the death penalty Friday morning, following the Senate’s vote to do the same Thursday. Governor Ralph Northam is expected to sign the legislation once it reaches his desk, making Virginia the first state in the south to abolish the death penalty.

Virginia Department of Corrections via AP

Virginia has executed more people for a longer period of time than any other state. But, that's about to change.

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Lawmakers are considering legislation to abolish the death penalty in Virginia.

Virginia Department of Corrections via AP

Lawmakers may be on the verge of eliminating the death penalty in Virginia.

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