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The death penalty was a legal form of punishment in Vermontmarker until 1965. Vermont last executed a prisoner in 1954.

In 2005, Donald Fell was sentenced to death after being convicted of murder by a federal jury in Vermont.

In 2008, a poll found that 66 percent Vermonters agreed that the death penalty should be re-established in the state. [438144]

Summary

VERMONT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT SUMMARY

Total number of executions: 26 (25 as a state)
Date Method Name Offense
Date capital punishment was legally abolished 1965
Legal methods of execution 1778–1919 hanging (21)
1919–1965 electric chair (5)
First legal execution 1778-06-11 hanging David Redding treason
Most recent legal execution 1954-12-08 electric chair Donald DeMag murder


References

  • Hearn, Daniel Allen, Legal Executions in New England: A comprehensive reference, 1623–1960 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1999).



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