It has been eight years since Maryland executed a convicted killer but it could be the last time. The Maryland House of Delegates voted to repeal the death penalty Friday.
The state's House of Delegates voted to repeal capital punishment 82-56. The measure passed Maryland's Senate 10 days ago.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, a staunch supporter of repealing the death penalty, has been pushing for the change.
If Governor Martin O'Malley signs the repeal the repeal, Maryland will be the 18th state in the nation to do away with the death penalty.