New Jersey to be first US state in 40 years to ban executions

New Jersey is expected Thursday to become the first US state in four decades to vote to abolish the death penalty.

New Jersey to be first US state in 40 years to ban executions
The state's senate voted this week to ban executions in favor of a life term in jail without parole and the measure was expected to easily pass through the state's Democrat-controlled general assembly in a vote on Thursday.

The bill then just needs to be signed by Democratic governor Jon Corzine, who has repeatedly expressed support for the measure and has vowed to sign it into the northeastern state's laws by January.

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