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Former Death Row Inmate Watched O’Malley Sign Bill Into Law

May 8th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

One of the more interested spectators in Annapolis last week to watch Governor Martin O’Malley sign a bill making Maryland the 18th state in the nation to repeal the death penalty was Kirk Bloodsworth.  Bloodsworth, a former Marine and a Maryland resident is the first American sentenced to death row who was exonerated by DNA.  He was convicted in 1985 of sexual assault, rape, and first-degree premeditated murder for the 1984 rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl. It wasn’t until 1993 when he was freed after DNA testing was conducted on what was thought to be lost evidence. In total, he spent 9 years in prison, the last two of those on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Bloodsworth said the new law will see to it that no innocent person will be unjustly executed in Maryland…

One Response to “Former Death Row Inmate Watched O’Malley Sign Bill Into Law”

  1. May 08, 2013 at 9:28 am, Sis said:

    BUT it will also see to it that any one that is convicted of a murder will not die. This is a grave injustice to other victims. If you murder someone,why should your life be worth more?


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