O'Malley signs death penalty repeal; Measure makes Maryland 18th state to end executions
With a stroke of a pen, Gov. Martin O'Malley removed the death penalty from state law Thursday - making Maryland the 18th state in the nation to have abolished capital punishment.

Surrounded by advocates who have fought for repeal year after year, the governor signed legislation setting life without parole as the maximum sentence for even the most...

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