A measure that would abolish the death penalty in Maryland was advanced Tuesday by state senators after they rejected several amendments proposed by Republican lawmakers to maintain capital punishment in cases of heinous crime.
Gov. Martin O’ Malley’s efforts to repeal the death penalty were buoyed Friday when senators in favor of repeal rebuffed an amendment that would allow execution in certain cases.
A state Senate committee has passed a bill that would repeal the death penalty in Maryland.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley urged lawmakers to pass a measure that would repeal the death penalty in Maryland.
Religious leaders from across the state are urging lawmakers to repeal Maryland’s death penalty.
Relatives of five murder victims are joining a rally in Annapolis to repeal Maryland’s death penalty. Speakers at the Monday afternoon event include Hagerstown resident Marty Price.
A man who strangled his prison cellmate and made good on a vow to continue killing if he wasn’t executed was put to death Wednesday in Virginia’s electric chair.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says he believes the Maryland General Assembly has the will to repeal capital punishment this session.
The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a Fairfax County death row inmate’s convictions and sentence for a 2008 sexual assault and murder.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says he thinks a repeal of the death penalty will pass in Maryland.