Murder victims’ families, conservatives, and even liberals all gathered at the Nebraska capitol to show their support for repealing the death penalty. Nebraska is considering a bill to abolish capital punishment, bill (LB268). According to Joanne Young from the Lincoln Star Journal, Seven Republican state senators have signed on to Chambers’ bill that would change the penalty. The bill has wide support from Nebraskans, At least a dozen people testified in support of Chambers’ bill, including family members of murder victims, pastors, attorneys, a retired judge, and Matt Maly, with Nebraska Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty, who talked about the burden of death penalty cases on taxpayers.
Supporters of eliminating Nebraska’s death penalty turn out at hearing
March 12, 2015 By