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.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says he’s confident the state Senate is within two votes of supporting a repeal of capital punishment in Maryland.
The Virginia Department of Corrections said Friday that rocuronium bromide will be used in executions to replace one that is in short supply nationwide.
As Massachusetts governor, Republican Mitt Romney set himself a daunting challenge: craft a death penalty law that virtually guaranteed only the guilty could be executed, then push it through an overwhelmingly Democratic state Legislature that was leery of capital punishment.
Federal prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against three Somalis charged with murder in the fatal shooting of four Americans aboard a hijacked yacht last year, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday.
Sister Helen Prejean, an advocate for ending capital punishment, wants Maryland lawmakers to consider outlawing the death penalty.