- New Hampshire has a death penalty for first-degree murder, however
there are no convicts currently under sentence of death.
- The last exection was in 1939.
- The most recent attempt to abolish the death penalty was in 2000,
passing both houses of the legislature, but vetoed by Governor Shaheen.
- Execution is by lethal injection or hanging.
- New Hampshire's capital statute was enacted on January 1, 1991.
- New Hampshire law provides for life without the possibilty of
parole for first-degree murder.
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