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Update: Delaware House to Vote on Death Penalty Repeal Bill

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- The Delaware House is set to vote on a bill to abolish the death penalty in the state.
    
The bill is set to be voted on Thursday. It narrowly cleared the Senate last year but had been languishing in a House committee until the chairman agreed last week to release it.
    
Judiciary Committee members voted 6-5 last May not to send the bill to the full House after it narrowly cleared the Senate on an 11-to-9 vote.
    
Democratic Gov. Jack Markell has said he would sign the measure if it reaches his desk.
    
The bill would abolish capital punishment for first-degree murder, although it would not apply to inmates now on death row.

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