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Gansler Argues Md. Can’t Carry Out Death Sentences

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says the state has lost the ability to carry out a death sentence, even against a death row inmate who was sentenced before the state banned capital punishment last year.


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Wyoming Lawmaker Proposes Firing Squads For Execution

State senator says firing squad would be more cost effective than building a gas chamber.


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O’Malley Slow to Commute Death Sentences

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, an outspoken death penalty opponent considering a 2016 presidential run, has yet to commute the sentences of the state’s five death row inmates despite his role in pushing a repeal of capital punishment that takes effect next month.


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Va. Dad Accused of Capital Murder Still Needs Lawyer

A judge has again delayed a decision on who will represent a Manassas man facing capital murder charges in the death of his 15-month-old son.


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Judge Blocks Importation Of Drug Used For Lethal Injections

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the importation of a drug used in executions on grounds the Food and Drug Administration ignored the law in allowing it into this country.


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Renowned Anti-Capital Punishment Activist Emplores Maryland To End Death Penalty

Sister Helen Prejean, an advocate for ending capital punishment, wants Maryland lawmakers to consider outlawing the death penalty.


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Bill To Expand Death Penalty In Virginia Dies

A bill to expand use of the death penalty to include accomplices of murder in Virginia died in a Senate committee on Wednesday.