Death Row Inmate Appeals Sentence After State Drops Death Penalty

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler filed a brief with the Court of Special Appeals to change the inmate’s death sentence to life without parole.

Delegates to Offer Amendments Despite Momentum of Death Penalty Repeal

Several Maryland delegates are preparing to argue to keep the death penalty for certain aggravating circumstances. The death penalty repeal bill will be debated in the House Wednesday.

Senate Poised to Vote for Repeal of Death Penalty, House of Delegates Next

After three days of debates on amendments, the Maryland Senate is expected to pass a bill to repeal the death penalty Wednesday.

Gov. O’Malley Urges Death Penalty Repeal

Gov. Martin O’Malley told senators the death penalty is expensive and ineffective and Maryland should become the 18th state to abolish it.

Capital Punishment Already Effectively Dead in Maryland, Some Prosecutors Say

Ahead of next week’s hearing of a bill supported by Gov. Martin O’Malley that would repeal the death penalty in Maryland, some state’s attorneys argue the ultimate punishment already doesn’t really exist in the state.

Religious Leaders Urge Legislators to Vote Yes to Repeal

Members of Maryland’s religious community gathered signatures for a letter showing support for the repeal of the death penalty Wednesday in Annapolis.