Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General

AG Peterson’s Statement on Death Penalty

Attorney General Doug Peterson's statement in response to today’s vote by the Legislature on LB268 to repeal the death penalty:

"There have been prior criminal acts in our communities, and I know there will be future criminal acts in Nebraska that will clearly warrant the use of the death penalty as a consequence of the criminal's heinous, murderous acts. Without the ability to utilize the death penalty, the State has weakened its ability to properly administer appropriate justice."