In response to the two letters to the editor (by David Blair and Kate Kerman) in the May 16 Sentinel regarding the repeal of the death penalty, I am writing to assure you that I will vote to override the governor’s veto.

My father was killed when I was a young child, and taking the perpetrator’s life would not have brought my father back. My mother was left with five young children. She exuded strength in her belief that God would handle the matter, and that He would take care of her family.

RUTH WARD

386 Route 123 South

Stoddard

(This writer represents District 8 in the N.H. Senate.)