ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland 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.
Gansler argued before a three-judge panel in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Monday that death-row inmate Jody Lee Miles should be re-sentenced to life without possibility of parole.READ MORE: Video Shows Baltimore County Man Elias Costianes In Senate Elevator, Chambers During Capitol Riot
Maryland has four death-row inmates who were sentenced before last year’s repeal.READ MORE: Baltimore Fifth Grader Wins National Competition Asking Contestants To Give Economic Advice To President Joe Biden
Gansler says that in banning capital punishment, lawmakers also repealed part of the law that enabled a state agency to introduce new lethal injection protocols. Gansler says that means there is no way to comply with a 2006 court ruling that executions can’t happen until protocols are approved by a legislative panel.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Shot In South Baltimore Thursday Afternoon, Police Say; 4th Child Shot In City In Past Week
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