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File photo of a table upon which lethal injections are administered. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Report Cites Flaws in Virginia’s Death Penalty

Virginia should make several changes to its death penalty laws and procedures to ensure fairness and guard against executing an innocent person, according to a report.

09/05/2013

In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 19, 2013, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is seen. (credit: FBI via Getty Images)

Boston Bomb Suspect Seeks 2nd Death Penalty Lawyer

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is asking to have a second prominent death penalty expert added to his defense team.

07/15/2013

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Seeking Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Bombing Case? A Long Road

If the Obama administration tries for the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it could face a long, difficult legal battle.

07/09/2013

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Ebert to Seek Death Penalty in Toddler’s Death

Prosecutors have decided to seek the death penalty against a Manassas father charged with drowning his 18-month-old son last year.

07/02/2013

Gov. Martin O'Malley signs a bill to officially repeal the death penalty in Maryland. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Opponents of Md. Death Penalty Repeal Fall Short

An effort to undo Maryland’s recent repeal of the death penalty has fallen short.

05/31/2013

Gov. Martin O'Malley signs a bill to officially repeal the death penalty in Maryland. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Death Penalty Officially Abolished in Maryland

Opponents of capital punishment marked a milestone Thursday as Maryland became the first state south of the Mason-Dixon line to abolish the death penalty in nearly 50 years, joining only West Virginia.

05/02/2013

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Credit: Chris Usher/CBS News via Getty Images)

O’Malley to Sign Death Penalty Repeal Next Week

Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to sign a measure repealing capital punishment in Maryland into law.

04/25/2013

The Maryland State Capitol Building in Annapolis. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

For Md. Legislature, Most Big Issues Resolved

The Maryland General Assembly is sailing into the last day of this year’s legislative session on Monday under unusual circumstances: Bills tackling the budget, gun control, repealing the death penalty and other major issues already have been sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature.

04/07/2013

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Bill Could Make it Tougher for Md. Ballot Measures

Three controversial laws in 2012 prompted Maryland’s first statewide ballot referendum in 20 years, allowing marriage equality, the Dream Act and congressional redistricting to be upheld by voters.

03/20/2013

File photo of a table upon which lethal injections are administered. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Md. Advances Death Penalty Repeal Bill

The House of Delegates on Wednesday night advanced legislation to repeal the death penalty in Maryland after delegates rejected nearly 20 amendments, mostly from Republicans, aimed at keeping capital punishment for heinous crime.

03/13/2013

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