Maryland House to vote on death penalty repeal today

March 15, 2013|By Michael Dresser | The Baltimore Sun

The House of Delegates will cast a final vote today on Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed bill repealing the death penalty in Maryland.

A series of test votes Wednesday night indicated the measure is almost certain to pass.

House approval will send the bill to the governor for his signature. The Senate voted 27-20 for repeal last week.

If the repeal is approved, Maryland would become the 18th state in the nation to abolish capital punishment.

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