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N.H. Death Penalty Repeal Will End 'Cycle Of Pain,' Says Lawmaker Who Lost Father To Murder08:01
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This Oct. 9, 2014, file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
This Oct. 9, 2014, file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

New Hampshire lawmakers in both the state Senate and House have passed a bipartisan bill with a veto-proof majority to repeal the death penalty.

Gov. Chris Sununu has said he'll veto the bill, but if he's overridden, New Hampshire will become the 21st state in the country to abolish capital punishment.

Renny Cushing, the lawmaker behind the bill, is no stranger to death.

He founded "Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights" after both his father and brother-in-law were murdered.

Cushing said he supports repealing the death penalty because it "only continues the cycle of pain."

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Renny Cushing, New Hampshire state representative and founder of "Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights."

This segment aired on April 19, 2019.

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