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Anti-death penalty advocate Prejean to visit General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS — Sister Helen Prejean, an advocate for ending capital punishment, wants Maryland lawmakers to consider outlawing the death penalty. Prejean, who wrote the book “Dead Man Walking: An Eye Witness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States” ...

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Jury still out in House of Correction death penalty case (access required)

After four full days of deliberation, the jury in the death penalty case against Lee E. Stephens remains undecided about whether he and another man killed a corrections officer in the former Maryland House of Correction. Cpl. David McGuinn was ...

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Deliberations to resume in Maryland death penalty trial

ANNAPOLIS — Jurors are expected to resume deliberations in the death penalty trial of one of two prisoners accused in the stabbing death of a correctional officer. Deliberations are scheduled to resume Monday in Anne Arundel County in the trial ...

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Capital murder trial starts for inmate charged in officer’s death

ANNAPOLIS — A trial that could test recent changes to Maryland’s death penalty law is set to begin. Opening statements in the trial of Lee Edward Stephens, one of two prisoners charged with stabbing corrections officer David McGuinn to death ...

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NAACP president calls for end of Md. death penalty

ANNAPOLIS — NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Tuesday that Maryland needs to abolish capital punishment to help lead the way in ending it in other states, and he believes the September execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last year has ...

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Miller on capital punishment, O’Malley and the Beltway Sniper (access required)

During an interview last week with The Daily Record’s Nick Sohr, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. took a moment to reflect on his positions on capital punishment in the state — with clear opposition to Gov. Martin ...

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O’Malley not likely to cut death penalty funding

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley, who opposes capital punishment, held a July meeting with two lawmakers and a death penalty opponent to discuss the possibility of ending funding for executions in the budget for the next fiscal year. But an ...

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