Death row

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.
4 Former Md. Death Row Inmates Could Get Medium SecurityMaryland's four remaining death-row inmates would become eligible for transfer to medium-security prisons after Gov. Martin O'Malley signs executive orders commuting their sentences to life without parole.
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.
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.
Court Upholds Constitutionality Of Death Penalty For Convicted Theater Director Murderer Maryland's highest court has rejected a claim by a man on death row that his sentence is unconstitutional.
O'Malley Met To Discuss Not Funding Death PenaltyGov. 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.
Md. Court Upholds Standard For Death PenaltyMaryland's highest court has ruled that the standard jurors use in deciding whether to impose the death penalty is constitutional.
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