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Maryland Moves to Abolish Death Penalty


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Maryland Moves to Abolish Death Penalty

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Maryland's House of Delegates voted 82-56 to repeal the death penalty Friday afternoon, all but guaranteeing the state's status as the 18th to abolish executions.

The bill now goes before Governor Martin O'Malley, who introduced the legislation in January and has pledged to sign it into law.