Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Commutes State’s Remaining Death Penalties

By Sam Stein

WASHINGTON — In one of his final acts of governor of the state of Maryland, Martin O’Malley has commuted the sentences of four death row inmates to life without parole.

The likely 2016 presidential candidate helped shepherd in the abolition of the death penalty in his state in 2013, arguing that it wasn’t a deterrent for criminals, could end up being applied to innocent people, and was far more costly to the state than other punishments. But the change left in effect sentences that had already been issued; meaning that four people in Maryland convicted of murder remained on death row.

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Source: More Fitness

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