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heavily conservative nebraska becoming the nineteen state to abolish the death penalty , state legislators on wednesday narrowly voting to override governor pete ricketts veto of a bill to repeal capital punishment and replaced it with a term of life without parole public it's called the death penalty a deterrent to crime senators cited religious reservations and difficulty implementing lethal injections as concerns nebraska is the first republican majority state to ban executions since north dakota did in nineteen seventy three the last execution in the state took place eighteen years ago