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Baltimore Man Dies In Prison After Nearly 3 Decades On Death Row

John Booth-El had been on death row for almost three decades for the grisly killing of an elderly couple in Baltimore. Now his family and his victims’ loved ones are finally finding closure in his death.

04/28/2014

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Gov. O’Malley Slow To Commute Death Sentences To Life In Prison After Repeal

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.

09/13/2013

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Petition To Put Death Penalty Repeal On The 2014 Ballot Fails

There will be no death penalty question on the November ballot. The petition drive failed to clear the first hurdle.

05/31/2013

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Death Penalty Supporters Petition For A Referendum On Repeal

Maryland death penalty supporters announced they will petition for a referendum, a day after Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a repeal measure into law.

05/03/2013

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Significant Signature: Md. Becomes 18th State To Abolish The Death Penalty

The state of Maryland will no longer execute criminals convicted of the most heinous crimes. Governor Martin O’Malley officially signed the death penalty repeal into law Thursday morning, along with dozens of other bills.

05/02/2013

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O’Malley To Sign Death Penalty Repeal Next Week

Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to sign a measure repealing capital punishment in Maryland into law.

04/25/2013

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Bill Could Make It Tougher For Md. Ballot Measures

Laws in 2012 prompted Maryland’s first statewide ballot referendum in 20 years, allowing marriage equality, the Dream Act and congressional redistricting to be upheld by voters.

03/21/2013

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Md. Politics Show Signs Of Moving Further Left

After years of trying, Gov. Martin O’Malley finally has won legislative approval of two priorities of his administration: a ban on capital punishment and a measure to develop offshore wind.

03/18/2013

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Life Or Death Decision: Md. Lawmakers Vote To Repeal Death Penalty

Maryland is about to become the 18th state in the nation to abolish the death penalty.

03/15/2013

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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.

03/14/2013

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Md. House To Discuss Death Penalty Repeal

The Maryland House of Delegates will decide whether to repeal Maryland’s death penalty. Lawmakers open their debate in Annapolis Wednesday evening.

03/13/2013

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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.

03/08/2013

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