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.
Gov. Martin O’ Malley’s efforts to repeal the death penalty were buoyed Friday when senators in favor of repeal rebuffed an amendment that would allow execution in certain cases.
Gov. O’Malley’s bill to repeal the death penalty inched one step closer to becoming law when a Senate committee passed the measure in a 6-5 vote.
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.
The matter of life or death is one of the hardest to debate. On the night before the death penalty hearings begin, two women who both lost loved ones to murder want lawmakers to hear their stories.
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.
Death penalty opponents speak out in favor of repealing capital punishment in Maryland. Governor Martin O’Malley is supporting a death penalty repeal this year.
Could this be the year of repeal? Governor Martin O’Malley sets the stage for another history-making legislative session. He expects lawmakers to repeal the death penalty in Maryland.
The start of the 2013 legislation session is just hours away. Lawmakers have a lot on their plate, including the fate of the death penalty.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says he’s confident the state Senate is within two votes of supporting a repeal of capital punishment in Maryland.