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MD Attorney General And Lawyers Argue Against Death Penalty Sentence

December 10th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Maryland’s outgoing attorney general and lawyers for a death-row inmate argued this week that
Maryland no longer has the ability to carry out the death penalty even against someone who was sentenced before capital punishment was banned last year.  Their arguments came under repeated questioning during a hearing before a three-judge panel in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Attorney General Doug Gansler contends that inmate Jody Lee Miles should be re-sentenced to life without possibility of parole. He is urging judges on the state's intermediate appellate court to send the case back to circuit court for a new sentence.  Among those opposed to changing the sentence is Baltimore District Attorney Scott Shellenberger- saying it would send a mixed message…


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