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NH Senate upholds death penalty; 1 on death row

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By LYNNE TUOHY
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Senate has voted to leave intact the state's centuries-old death penalty.

Lawmakers voted 12-12 Thursday and the tie means the measure will stay on the books.

The House last month voted in favor of repeal 225-104 and Gov. Maggie Hassan said she would sign the measure into law.

The repeal measure was drafted to keep the state's lone death row inmate eligible for execution. Michael Addison was convicted in 2008 of killing Manchester police officer Michael Briggs two years earlier. His case is in the appeals process.

The last time New Hampshire executed someone was 1939.

It was the closest the measure has come since 2000 when both houses passed a repeal of the death penalty but it was vetoed by then-Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat.

Here's how individual senators voted. A "yes" vote is in favor of repeal.

YES:

Sen. Jeff Woodburn, D-Dalton

Sen. David Watters, D-Dover

Sen. David Pierce, D-Hanover

Sen. Sam Cataldo, R-Farmington

Sen. Andrew Hosmer, D-Laconia

Sen. Bob Odell, R-New London

Sen. Molly Kelly, D-Keene

Sen. Peggy Gilmour, D-Hollis

Sen. Bette Lasky, D-Nashua

Sen. Sylvia Larsen, D-Concord

Sen. Donna Soucy, D-Manchester

Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, D-Portsmouth

NO:

Sen. Jeanie Forester, R-Meredith

Sen. Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro

Sen. Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford

Sen. Peter Bragdon, R-Milford

Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry

Sen. David Boutin, R-Hooksett

Sen. John Reagan, R-Deerfield

Sen. Jim Rausch, R-Derry

Sen. Lou D'Allesandro, D-Manchester

Sen. Chuck Morse, R-Salem

Sen. Russell Prescott, R-Kingston

Sen. Nancy Stiles, R-Hampton

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