It never had one to begin with (not since the war).
Germany abolishes death penalty in public vote. But please read a little further: The ballot was purely symbolic, because Germany’s federal constitution and European treaties mean the death penalty is already banned in the country as these override state law.
Germany is a country where lebenslänglich (a life sentence) is fifteen years and somebody wants to suggest that they have a death penalty here? It’s interesting fake news, I guess, but it’s fake news all the same.
“There was a fear if a terrible crime was committed… then the vote could do the wrong way.”
PS: And yes, despite that morbid theme, Happy Thanksgiving!