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Md. high court to decide who sentences murderers to life in prison (access required)

Maryland’s top court will consider whether the General Assembly – in its zeal to repeal capital punishment in 2013 – truly left it for juries rather than judges to decide whether a convicted first-degree murderer deserves the state’s new ultimate punishment, life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Top court: No mandatory life without parole for minors

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. The 5-4 decision is in line with others the ...

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Guantanamo war crimes trial to start for former Baltimore resident

A citizen of Pakistan who once lived in Baltimore is headed for a Guantanamo war crimes tribunal. Pentagon prosecutors filed charges Tuesday that include murder against Majid Khan. The 31-year-old faces up to life in prison if convicted. A Pentagon ...

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Baltimore man gets life in Frederick cabbie’s slaying

A Baltimore man convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of a Frederick taxicab driver has been sentenced to life in prison, plus another 20 years for a handgun offense. Twenty-four-year-old Robert Lee Murphy was sentenced Thursday in Baltimore City ...

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