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Maryland Senate Thwarts ‘Heinous Crime’ Amendment

March 2nd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Martin O' Malley's attempts to repeal the death penalty were aided Friday when senators in favor of the measure denied an amendment that would allow execution in certain crimes. According to WBAL News, in a 27-19 vote, senators rejected an amendment to allow the use of the death sentence in criminal cases where a person is found guilty of heinous crime.

2 Responses to “Maryland Senate Thwarts ‘Heinous Crime’ Amendment”

  1. March 02, 2013 at 7:19 am, K. Darlene Park said:

    Heinous crime? Murder is a heinous crime! If we went by an “eye for an eye” we would not need all the prisons and our communities would be safer. I’m tired of their good feeling for low life people.

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    • March 02, 2013 at 8:33 am, Patrick Brady said:

      The unintended consequences include encouraging lifers to kill other prisoners, prison guards, order the deaths of those who put them away (and their families). In addition, in a serious crime, criminals may decide to just kill the victim so he/she cannot testify. This is insane!!!

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