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O’Malley May Grant Clemency for Death Row Inmates

November 24th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Could Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley be close to commuting the death sentences of four convicted killers?  Some believe O'Malley may be hinting at some executive decisions before he leaves office and it involves the four men who remain on death row in Maryland. The Baltimore Sun reports that O'Malley has set up meetings with some of the families of the victims of death row inmates. A western Maryland woman says she will talk with the governor by phone next week concerning the killer of her father and his wife. Mary Francis Moore is worried the Governor may give clemency to convicted killer Heath Burch. Burch along with Jodi Miles, Anthony Grandison and Vernon Evans remain on death row. State lawmakers repealed the death penalty in 2013 for future offenses. O’Malley was successful in pushing for legislation abolishing the death penalty in the state- maintaining that he feels most Marylanders agree that the capital punishment does not act as a deterrent to crime…





 

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