The Wilmington News Journal reports, "Bill Richardson to visit Dover for death penalty repeal," by Jon Offredo.
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will visit Dover Thursday to support legislative efforts to repeal Delaware's death penalty.
Now co-chair of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty, Richardson served as New Mexico's governor from 2003 to 2001. In 2007, the state became the second since 196 to repeal the death penalty.
Delaware's legislative attempt to repeal the death penalty passed through the Senate last year and is currently tabled in the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Darryl Scott, D-Dover, who sponsors the bill in the House has said he is determined to move the bill forward, even if that means suspending the rules and force the bill to a vote.
Richardson will hold a press conference about the repeal effort at 11:30 a.m. Thursday and then meet with legislators privately through the day.
More information is availalbe from the Delaware Repeal Project.