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Friday, May 31, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Opponents of Md. Death Penalty Repeal Fall Short

Opponents of Md. Death Penalty Repeal Fall Short

An effort to undo Maryland's recent repeal of the death penalty has failed. Read »

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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By Brian Witte

Md. Death Penalty Supporters Aim to Reverse Repeal

Md. Death Penalty Supporters Aim to Reverse Repeal

Maryland death penalty supporters are planning a petition drive aimed at overturning the state's newly signed death penalty repeal. Read »

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 8:22 AM
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By Brian Witte

O'Malley to Sign Death Penalty Repeal Bill

O'Malley to Sign Death Penalty Repeal Bill

Maryland has five men on death row, but the bill will not apply to them retroactively. Read »

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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By MICHELLE JANAYE NEALY and BRIAN WITTE

Maryland Lawmakers Vote to Repeal Death Penalty

Maryland Lawmakers Vote to Repeal Death Penalty

The Maryland General Assembly approved a measure to ban capital punishment. Read »

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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By Michelle Janaye Nealy, Brian Witte

Md. Poised to Be 18th State to Ban Death Penalty

Md. Poised to Be 18th State to Ban Death Penalty

Maryland has five men on death row. The measure would not apply to them retroactively, but the legislation makes clear that the governor can commute their sentences to life in prison without the possibility... Read »

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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By Michelle Janaye Nealy, Brian Witte

Md. Senate Approves Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

Md. Senate Approves Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

The Senate vote Wednesday pushes the death penalty ban over a hurdle that blocked Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's repeal efforts in 2009. Read »

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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By Tracee Wilkins
      

Death Penalty Debate Is Personal for Rushern Baker

In Annapolis Thursday, lawmakers listened to passionate testimony on both sides of the death penalty issue. Read »

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

O'Malley to Testify on Death Penalty Repeal

O'Malley to Testify on Death Penalty Repeal

O'Malley says he believes the Maryland General Assembly has the will to ban capital punishment this session. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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By Chris Gordon

Death Penalty Repeal Debated in Maryland

Death Penalty Repeal Debated in Maryland

Maryland lawmakers are considering eliminating the death penalty. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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By BRIAN WITTE

O'Malley: Death Penalty Repeal Within 2 Votes

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday the state Senate is within two votes of approving a ban on capital punishment in Maryland, and the governor underscored that job creation and transportation funding... Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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