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Week in review: 3/9/12

State approves I-95 plaza deal The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 Wednesday, with Comptroller Peter Franchot dissenting, to approve a disputed contract with Areas USA to renovate the Maryland House and the Chesapeake House on Interstate 95 to make them ...

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Death penalty opponents argue for repeal

ANNAPOLIS — The recent life sentences for three “death eligible” defendants convicted of gruesome murders indicate that Marylanders no longer desire to keep the death penalty, veteran Public Defender Katy C. O’Donnell said Wednesday in support of legislation to repeal ...

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State Senate panel hears death penalty arguments

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Lisa Gladden says she knows her attempt to repeal Maryland’s death penalty will likely be unsuccessful this year. Gladden, a Democrat from Baltimore, said that the measure is expected to die in the Senate Judicial Proceedings ...

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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 begins deliberations on Stephens’ fate

ANNAPOLIS — The jury that last week convicted Lee E. Stephens of first-degree murder began deliberating Wednesday afternoon whether he should be sentenced to death. After hearing closing arguments from the state and the defense, the Anne Arundel County Circuit ...

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Stephens’ death sentence clears DNA hurdle

An Anne Arundel jury on Monday moved one step closer to handing down the death penalty against Lee E. Stephens, an inmate convicted of ambushing and murdering a corrections officer at the now-closed Maryland House of Correction in 2006. The ...

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Top 5: ‘Let’s give it a shot in Baltimore’

The Court of Special Appeals’ decision to reverse much of a $150 million jury verdict against Exxon Mobil kicks off the list of the most-read law stories of the week. Also making the list is Maryland’s decision to join the ...

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U.S. trade deficit up to $48.8 billion in December

WASHINGTON — Monthly U.S. exports to Europe grew in December, a hopeful sign after a steep decline the previous month. But, some economists remain concerned that the region’s debt crisis will still weigh on the U.S. economy this year. The ...

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Stephens guilty of first-degree murder; sentencing starts Monday

ANNAPOLIS — Lee E. Stephens was convicted Thursday of the first-degree murder of a corrections officer at the now-closed Maryland House of Correction in Jessup. He faces the death penalty when sentencing begins next week. An Anne Arundel County jury ...

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