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Maryland Senate votes to repeal state's death penalty

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#1 Mar 6, 2013
Maryland Senate votes to repeal state's death penalty

Source: Reuters

Wed Mar 6, 2013 12:49pm EST

(Reuters)- Maryland's Senate voted on Wednesday to repeal the state's death penalty, putting it on a path to becoming the 18th state to abolish executions.

The Senate voted 27 to 20 to repeal the law, according to a legislative spokesperson. The bill next goes to the state House of Delegates, where supporters believe they have enough votes for it to pass.

The measure would likely be signed by Governor Martin O'Malley, who opposes capital punishment.


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