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State Senators Approve Death Penalty Repeal

March 7th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland state senators have given approval to a bill that would repeal the state's death penalty, rejecting several amendments to maintain capital punishment in cases of heinous crime. The amendments defeated on the Senate floor Tuesday would have maintained the death penalty for individuals who hire contract killers, for prisoners who commit murder while serving out sentences of death or life without parole, and for criminals who murder teachers or students on the grounds of a school or day-care facility. One of the more staunch opponants of the repeal is republican state senator Nancy Jacobs…





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