DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate is set to vote on a bill to abolish Delaware's death penalty.
The legislation, which cleared a Senate committee last week, mirrors a bill that passed the Senate in 2013 by only one vote before dying in a House committee.
The legislation removes execution as a possible punishment for first-degree murder, leaving life in prison without the possibility of parole as the only sentence.
The bill, which faces opposition from the law enforcement community, would not apply to inmates currently on death row.