Virginia becomes the first southern US state to abolish the death penalty

February 23, 2021

Vote in the Senate for the abolition of the death penalty, this Monday in Richmond (Virginia).Steve Helber / AP Pending only the governor’s signature, Virginia legislators approved this Monday to abolish the death penalty in the state with the most executions in the history of the United States. Not only that: it is also the first state in the south of the country, where the territories in favor of capital…

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