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New Jersey Set To Ban Death Penalty, First State Since 1965

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:20 PM ET

Death Penalty Vote

AP:

With New Jersey on the cusp of abolishing capital punishment, death penalty foes are hoping the move will inspire other states to do the same.

New Jersey lawmakers are poised to give final legislative approval on Thursday to a bill abolishing the death penalty, becoming the first state to do so since 1965 when Iowa and West Virginia abolished it.

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