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Editorial: Repeal protects wrongly convicted

Maryland legislators took an important step forward this week in ensuring that no innocent people will be put to death at the hands of the state. With Wednesday’s approval of a death penalty repeal by the Senate, Maryland is poised to become the 18th state to ban the practice. The District of Columbia also does not allow executions.

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Senate votes 27-20 to abolish death penalty (with roll call)

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to repeal the state’s death penalty. With the 27-20 vote, attention shifts to the House of Delegates, where the legislation, backed by Gov. Martin O’Malley, awaits a vote by the Judiciary ...

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Death penalty: Battle for hearts and minds

The Senate on Friday began debate on legislation to repeal capital punishment in Maryland, with abolitionist legislators saying the death penalty does not deter heinous crimes and carries the risk that a wrongly convicted person could be executed.

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