On Wednesday, Nebraska announced to repeal death penalty after the legislators voted to override governor's veto. According to reports, there was a close vote on the issue. To repeal the death penalty, about 30 of 49 senators were needed and exactly 30 lawmakers voted in the favor of overriding Governor Pete Rickett's veto.
Now, Nebraska has joined the 18 other states and Washington, D. C., which have completely banned capital punishment. The decision by the legislature has come a day after the governor vetoed the legislation that was passed earlier this month by the state legislature.