February 18, 2009

Gov. O'Malley To Testify Against Death Penalty in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Map, News) - Gov. Martin O'Malley will argue for a repeal of capital punishment in a Senate committee hearing.

The bill has been stalled in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee for the last two years. O'Malley is hoping a state commission's recommendation for repeal will help persuade enough lawmakers to support a ban in what is building up to be a close vote. The committee hearing is set for Wednesday.

But the swing vote on the committee has been elusive, and O'Malley called on the religious community to petition lawmakers to support repeal on Monday.

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