BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A state senator from the county where three granite business employees were shot and killed last week, allegedly by a coworker, wants to reinstate the death penalty in Maryland.

Senator Robert G. Cassilly, a Republican of Harford County, says he wants lethal injection to be a possible punishment for certain crimes — including the murder of two or more people as part of a single incident, serial murders, murders of law enforcement officials, the murder of a witness to certain kinds of crimes, a murder that occurs during a rape or sex offense and murder during the commission of a hate crime.

Cassilly says he wants the method of execution to be lethal injection with a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.

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Comments (15)
  1. Amer Ican says:

    Why not? It’s cheap, easy to get and proven to act very fast.

  2. Krys Miley says:

    The states should just use drugs that are confiscated. They are already paid for and should be used.

  3. Wont happen Krys, they’ve already got laws/rules in place that say you have to use new, sterilized needles and equipment when administrating lethal injection. It’s considered cruel and unusual to potentially give someone an infecting while in the act of killing them.

  4. Bill Gerdes says:

    Would be better to just use a bullet or a rope. Both send a message pretty well to future would-be criminals.

  5. Paull Cudak says:

    Especially for the dealers, a taste of their own medicine… so to speak

  6. There’s no way a legislature would ever pass a bill like this. It makes sense, that alone disqualifies it.

  7. James Cygnus says:

    “hate crime” needs to be eradicated from justice system. It’s a totally subjective and dangerous in our politically correct system

  8. Why waste fentanyl? Just use heroin. It’s cheap and easy to make….morphine and acetic acid….and it’s quick. Fentanyl can make the body very rigid in high doses, which could make an onlooker squeamish. Heroin puts the convict to sleep and then shuts down respiration. That’s the ticket!

  9. Sounds like a winner idea. Just keep the crazy add-on of hate dri,es, and such down…California is fining people for not using made-up pronouns to describe people. They will likely try and kill you for practicing heterosexuality..

  10. Jason Roamer says:

    I don’t understand why it has to be humane.