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Death penalty opponents to hold rally in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS — Opponents of capital punishment will be rallying for repeal of Maryland’s death penalty.

Kim Davis, the sister of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis who was executed in September, is scheduled to attend the rally in Annapolis on Monday afternoon.

Troy Davis, who was convicted in the 1989 shooting death of an off-duty Savannah police officer, said he was innocent. He was the center of an international outcry from supporters who said he was the victim of mistaken identity. Prosecutors and the officer’s family have said they were certain Davis was guilty.

Maryland lawmakers who oppose capital punishment plan to push for repeal in the legislative session, which started last week.

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