Friday, May 27, 2011

Against expansion of NH death penalty

MVFHR member Margaret Hawthorn is quoted in this article in the 5/19/11 Nashua (NH) Telegraph:

Opposition to this bill [which would expand the state's death penalty] dominated testimony during Wednesday’s two-hour Senate hearing.

Margaret Hawthorn said that if the bill was current law, it could have been applied in the murder of her 31-year-old daughter, Molly Hawthorn-MacDougal, at her Henniker home in April 2010.

She spoke forcefully against it along with capital punishment in general.

“Another death would only increase our family’s trauma and would not bring Molly back,” Hawthorn said.

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