Today's New Hampshire Union Leader reports, "Hearing on death penalty repeal today." It's by Garry Rayno.
Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick will testify today in support of repealing the state's death penalty for capital murder.
He will be joined by other retired judges, several former attorneys general, former police officers and religious leaders in support of the repeal.
"The death penalty does nothing for public safety, fails the families of murder victims, costs far more than the alternatives and conflicts with the moral teachings of our society's major religious traditions," said Barbara Keshen, NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Chair and a former state prosecutor.
"Senate committee holds hearing on death penalty repeal," is the WMUR-TV report.
Fathers of at least two murder victims will be among those testifying in favor of repealing New Hampshire's death penalty.
The House passed the repeal measure 225-104 last month. Lawmakers predict a close vote in the Republican-controlled Senate.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a public hearing on the bill Thursday.