BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There is new push to reinstate the death penalty in Maryland, but only under certain circumstances.
Anne Arundel County Delegate Michael Malone is introducing House Bill 881.READ MORE: Growing Number Of Covid Deaths Among Vaccinated In Maryland Linked to Diabetes; Hogan Pushes Booster Shots As State Prepares To Vaccinate Children
It would reinstate executions for convictions in the murders of a first responder, corrections officer, or a police officer.
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Maryland abolished the death penalty in 2013.
If the bill becomes law, a new death chamber would need be be built and new protocols would have to be put into place.MORE NEWS: 'It's Very Inappropriate': Cell Phone Video Captures Sex Act In Woodlawn High School Class