Jody Lee Miles
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.
It appears Maryland’s death row will be empty in 2015.
Attorneys 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.
Maryland 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.
Maryland’s highest court has rejected a claim by a man on death row that his sentence is unconstitutional.
Maryland’s highest court has ruled that the standard jurors use in deciding whether to impose the death penalty is constitutional.