Should Maryland’s capital punishment live or die? That promises to be one of the big battles among lawmakers this year in Annapolis.
The end of the death penalty in Maryland. That’s what some lawmakers and advocates are hoping to accomplish by the end of this legislative session.
Sister Helen Prejean, an advocate for ending capital punishment, wants Maryland lawmakers to consider outlawing the death penalty.
The prison inmate convicted of killing a corrections officer will spend the rest of his life in prison but will not be put to death.
After nearly a week of deliberations, a jury in Anne Arundel County still hasn’t agreed on a sentence for Lee Stephens. He’s the man convicted of murdering a corrections officer, and he’s eligible for the death penalty.
The killer of a Maryland prison guard will soon find out if he will be put to death.
Jurors are expected to resume deliberations in the death penalty trial of one of two prisoners accused in the stabbing death of a correctional officer.
A legislative push to end the death penalty in Maryland gains support. Death penalty protesters rallied outside the State House Monday.
The end of the death penalty in Maryland. That’s what some lawmakers are hoping to accomplish as the General Assembly prepares to return to work in Annapolis in a matter of hours.
Gov. Martin O’Malley, who opposes capital punishment, held a July meeting with two lawmakers and a death penalty opponent to discuss the possibility of ending funding for executions in the budget for the next fiscal year. But an O’Malley spokeswoman said Tuesday it is unlikely the governor will follow through with the idea.
There’s a renewed effort to do away with the death penalty in Maryland. Groups pushing for a repeal join forces as lawmakers get ready to take up the issue at this winter’s General Assembly.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the suspect accused of killing Mercer University law school graduate Lauren Giddings, 27.