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Attempted killer appeals plea deal, cites ‘misadvice’ on Maryland governor’s role (access required)

A man who pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder in the beating and fiery mutilation of an Eastern Shore housemate has urged a federal appeals court to rescind his plea and 40-year prison sentence.

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Md. General Assembly strips governor of parole decisions (access required)

With just hours left in its 2021 session, the Democratic-led General Assembly on Monday approved legislation to strip Maryland governors of the final say in parole decisions for inmates sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. The ...

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Md. Senate passes bill stripping governor of parole decision (access required)

The Maryland Senate on Monday approved legislation to strip the state’s governors of the final say in parole decisions for inmates sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. With the Democratic-led Senate’s largely party line 31-16 vote, the bill ...

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Md. Senate panel hears bill to strip governor of parole decision (access required)

Maryland governors would be stripped of the final say in parole decisions for inmates sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after having served at least 17 years in prison under legislation being considered by the Senate Judicial Proceedings ...

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House panel hears bill to strip governor of parole decision (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland governors would be stripped of the final say in parole decisions for inmates sentenced to life with the possibility of parole who have served 20 years in prison under legislation being considered by the House Judiciary Committee. ...

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