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February 24, 2021, by Zoey Maraist, The Arlington Catholic Herald
The Virginia General Assembly passed a final version of a bill that will abolish the death penalty in the commonwealth Feb. 22. The Senate voted 22-16 to pass the legislation, which the House of Delegates then approved on a 57-43 vote, according to the advocacy group Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. There is expected to be a public signing ceremony with Gov. Ralph Northam in April. An earlier version of the bill passed both chambers in early February. In a statement with Richmond Bishop Barry C. Knestout, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge praised the decision. “We offer — and affirm the utmost need for — prayerful support for the families of victims of horrific crimes,” they said. “We also…


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