Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to sign a measure repealing capital punishment in Maryland into law.
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.
The Maryland House of Delegates will decide whether to repeal Maryland’s death penalty. Lawmakers open their debate in Annapolis Wednesday evening.
Gov. O’Malley’s bill to repeal the death penalty is making headway, gaining approval from a Maryland House Committee.
Death penalty opponents are celebrating a victory. Wednesday in a 27-20 vote the Maryland Senate approved Governor Martin O’Malley’s bill to end capital punishment in the state.
Maryland state senators have given preliminary approval to a bill that would repeal the state’s death penalty, rejecting several amendments to maintain capital punishment in cases of heinous crime.
A key legislative committee votes to repeal Maryland’s death penalty.
Repealing the death penalty. Hearings are taking place in Annapolis for what some say could be the year Maryland ends capital punishment.
Religious leaders from across the state are urging lawmakers to repeal Maryland’s death penalty.
Author and death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean plans to visit Annapolis to call for a repeal of capital punishment 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.
Death penalty opponents believe the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session will spell the end of the death penalty in the state.