There are reports that Governor Martin O’Malley is considering commuting death sentences for Maryland’s four death row inmates. The governor has reached out to victims’ family members in the cases. Some are begging him to leave the convicted killers on death row.
Take a glance at new laws taking effect in Maryland on Tuesday.
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.
When you need to know, where do you go? A survey of Maryland voters shows most are dissatisfied with the way the state does, or does not, make important information accessible.
There will be no death penalty question on the November ballot. The petition drive failed to clear the first hurdle.
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.