Capital Punishment

Outgoing Gov. O'Malley Officially Commutes Death Sentences Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has officially commuted the death sentences of four inmates who had been sentenced to die before Maryland banned capital punishment in 2013.
Governor May Commute Last 4 Death Row SentencesThere 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: New Laws Taking Effect In Md. On TuesdayTake a glance at new laws taking effect in Maryland on Tuesday.
Gov. O'Malley Slow To Commute Death Sentences To Life In Prison After RepealMaryland 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.
Survey: Md. Voters Not Satisfied With Access To State InformationWhen 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.
Petition To Put Death Penalty Repeal On The 2014 Ballot FailsThere will be no death penalty question on the November ballot. The petition drive failed to clear the first hurdle.
O'Malley To Sign Death Penalty Repeal Next WeekGov. Martin O'Malley plans to sign a measure repealing capital punishment in Maryland into law.
Md. House Advances Death Penalty Repeal Bill 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.
Md. House To Discuss Death Penalty RepealThe Maryland House of Delegates will decide whether to repeal Maryland's death penalty. Lawmakers open their debate in Annapolis Wednesday evening.
House Committee Approves Death Penalty Repeal Bill Gov. O'Malley's bill to repeal the death penalty is making headway, gaining approval from a Maryland House Committee.
Md. Senate Approves Death Penalty Repeal Bill 27-20Death 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.
Md. Senate To Vote On Death Penalty Repeal BillMaryland 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.
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