Captial Gazette – MD death penalty debate continues, vote likely Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 4:31 pm, Tue Mar 5, 2013.

By ALEX JACKSON Staff Writer | 0 comments

Posted on March 5, 2013

The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed death penalty repeal and will likely vote on the bill Wednesday after debate continued Tuesday morning.

The Senate shot down more than 10 proposed amendments proposed by opponents of the bill, including ones that would have allowed the death penalty for people who kill police officers or in schools and child-care centers.

O’Malley’s bill, Senate Bill 276, would make Maryland the 18th state to outlaw capital punishment.

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