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Court of Appeals upholds death sentence for Jody Lee Miles

The standard that Maryland jurors use in deciding whether to impose the death penalty is constitutional, the Court of Appeals held Tuesday. The decision comes three years and four months after the top court heard the challenge by Jody Lee ...

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3rd Circuit grants new sentencing for Mumia Abu-Jamal

PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a new sentencing hearing for convicted police killer and death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, finding for a second time that the death-penalty instructions given to the jury at his 1982 trial were ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Maryland’s death penalty belongs in the past

Maryland does and does not have capital punishment. It’s on the books, and our Death Row hosts five murderers to prove it. But no one has been executed here since 2005, when a chemical cocktail made its way through Wesley ...

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Week in review: 4/15/11

Hotel gas leak lawsuits settled In Baltimore, 34 Ruth’s Chris restaurant workers who claim they suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a Pier 5 Hotel leak in 2008 have settled their claims during a mediation ordered by the Court of Special Appeals. ...

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Prison guard’s accused killer seeks delay in trial

With another bid to end capital punishment in Maryland about to die with the General Assembly session, the intent of the lawmakers who passed a compromise measure to restrict the death penalty two years ago took center stage in the ...

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Death penalty reinstated for man convicted of 2 murders

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated the death penalty for a man convicted in a double murder despite complaints that his lawyers did not offer evidence of his psychological condition at his penalty trial. The high court overturned ...

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