Proposed Legislation to Eliminate Death Penalty in Delaware


Legislation just introduced would eliminate the death penalty in Delaware. As such, the penalty for a person who is convicted of first-degree murder for an offense that was committed after the person’s 18th birthday is imprisonment for the remainder of the person’s natural life without benefit of probation or parole or any other reduction. A Committee hearing on the Act to Amend Title 11 of the Delaware Code Relating to the Death Penalty will take place within twelve legislative days. The primary sponsor of the bill is State Representative Sean Lynn. Co-sponsors include Senators Kyra Hoffner and Sarah McBride, as well as State Representatives Paul Baumbach and DeShanna Neal. Additional sponsors are Senator Kyle Gay and Representative Eric Morrison.