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.
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.
After three days of debates on amendments, the Maryland Senate is expected to pass a bill to repeal the death penalty Wednesday.
Gov. Martin O’Malley told senators the death penalty is expensive and ineffective and Maryland should become the 18th state to abolish it.
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.