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.
Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to sign a measure repealing capital punishment in Maryland into law.
A Virginia prisoner who killed his cellmate and strangled another inmate in the state’s highest security prisons, and vowed to keep killing unless put to death, will be executed in January.
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.
The Virginia Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to death for killing a Norfolk police officer.