Florida Court: Jury Must Unanimously Agree on Death PenaltyThe fate of convicted killers on Florida's death row — as well as the fate of people awaiting trial for murder — was put in limbo Friday after the Florida Supreme Court ruled that death sentences require a unanimous jury.
O'Malley Calls Death Penalty 'Ineffective'Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he respects the verdict of the jury in the Boston Marathon bombing case but remains opposed to the death penalty and considers it "ineffective."
Man Accused Of Killing UVa. Student Now Faces Capital MurderProsecutors have upgraded the charges against Jesse Matthew to capital murder in the death of Hannah Graham.
Governor O'Malley Commutes Sentences Of Last Death Row Inmates It appears Maryland's death row will be empty in 2015.
Gansler Argues Md. Can't Carry Out Death SentencesMaryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says the state has lost the ability to carry out a death sentence, even against a death row inmate who was sentenced before the state banned capital punishment last year.
Md. Death Row Inmate To Argue Before Appeals CourtAttorneys for a man on Maryland's death row will argue before an appeals court that his sentence is illegal because the state no longer has a death penalty.
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.
O'Malley May Commute 4 Death Row Sentences Before Hogan Takes OfficeWith only two months left before Republican Larry Hogan takes office, Gov. Martin O'Malley might take action to commute the sentences of four men who remain on Maryland's death row.
Murder Victim's Mother Outraged By Gansler's Request To Rescind Death SentenceMaryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says the death penalty should no longer apply to an inmate whose sentence was imposed before Maryland abolished capital punishment last year.
Baltimore Man Dies In Prison After Nearly 3 Decades On Death RowJohn 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.
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.
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.