In a vote largely along party lines, the New Jersey State Assembly on Thursday took the final legislative step toward abolishing the death penalty in New Jersey and replacing it with life in prison without parole.

The 44-36 vote came after more than two hours of debate in which the Democratic majority rejected Republican amendments that would have kept death the penalty for murders of law enforcement officers, of minors during sex crimes and in the course of terrorist acts.

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