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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley stood with state and NAACP officials at a news conference Tuesday as they laid out the reasons why the death penalty should be repealed in the state. (Credit: Karen Adams/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

NAACP, O’Malley Call for Death Penalty Repeal

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he believes the Maryland General Assembly has the will to repeal capital punishment this session.


A 28-year-old Mount Nebo man and his 21-year-old stepdaughter have been charged with incest despite the fact they are not blood relatives and are both above the legal age of consent. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Justices Uphold Fairfax Co. Man’s Death Sentence

The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a Fairfax County death row inmate’s convictions and sentence for a 2008 sexual assault and murder.


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Md. Senator Thinks Death Penalty Repeal Will Pass

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says he thinks a repeal of the death penalty will pass in Maryland.


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O’Malley: Death Penalty Repeal Within 2 Votes

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he’s confident the state Senate is within two votes of supporting a repeal of capital punishment in Maryland.


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Virginia Adds New Lethal Injection Drug: Rocuronium Bromide

The Virginia Department of Corrections said Friday that rocuronium bromide will be used in executions to replace one that is in short supply nationwide.


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Romney Proposed ‘Foolproof’ Death Penalty In Mass.

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.


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Feds Seek Death Penalty In Somali Yacht Hijacking

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.


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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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Death Penalty Revision Up For Committee Vote In Virginia

Legislation to expand the death penalty in Virginia is up for a key vote at the General Assembly, to include a revision of the triggerman rule.


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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.