The Nebraska state legislature voted Wednesday to repeal the death penalty in the state on Wednesday. The 30-19 vote overrides Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of a law the legislature passed last week getting rid of the policy.
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Nebraska's legislature voted Wednesday to abolish the death penalty, overturning Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto. The state's unicameral legislature overwhelmingly approved the measure in a series of three previous votes.
The repeal comes as other states have experienced complications with new lethal-injection cocktails. But Americans overall still support the practice.
Support for the death penalty has slowly fallen over the last couple of decades, from a high of 80 percent in favor in the mid-1990s to just over 60 percent currently, according to Gallup.