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Final Vote on Death Penalty in Maryland

March 13th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

By the end of the week, the House of Delegates is expected to take its final vote on the bill to repeal the death penalty in Maryland. Supporters believe that the bill will easily pass the House. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill on Friday, just days after the bill received final approval in the Senate. Like their counterparts in the Senate, opponents  in the House committee proposed amendments to allow the death penalty in certain cases, and like the Senate, those amendments were rejected. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has been a vocal and active supporter of repealing the death penalty- most often making the case that it doesn’t serve as a deterent.

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