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N.H. trial fuels death penalty debate

Panel reexamining soundness of measure

Steven Spader was found guilty of killing Kimberly Cates and maiming her daughter. He was sentenced to life in prison. Steven Spader was found guilty of killing Kimberly Cates and maiming her daughter. He was sentenced to life in prison. (Don Himsel/Associated Press)
By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / November 14, 2010

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The horror of the 2009 machete slaying of a New Hampshire nurse, recounted in grisly testimony during the recent trial of Steven Spader, has stoked passions over the death penalty in a state that last held an execution in 1939. (Full article: 780 words)

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