ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Death penalty opponents speak out in favor of repealing capital punishment in Maryland. Governor Martin O’Malley is supporting a death penalty repeal this year. Political reporter Pat Warrenhas more on how Marylanders feel about eliminating executions.
Advocates calling for a repeal of the death penalty say the resources should be diverted from the death of the criminal to the victims’ families. This group is taking their case to lawmakers, who also have strong opinions.
Senate President Mike Miller will vote against the repeal.
“There has to be an ultimate penalty for somebody who commits mass murder,” Miller said.