Baltimore, Maryland – Governor O’Malley is expected to commute the death sentences of Maryland’s last 4 inmates on death row. This would mean that Maryland would no longer have any prisoners to execute, as the state does away with the death penalty all together. The state of Maryland had abolished the death penalty already, and was no longer handing out the sentence to newly convicted criminals.
Maryland Governor O’Malley Commuting Sentences Of Last 4 Death Row Inmates
As one of his last actions as Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley will be doing away with the death sentences for 4 of the state’s worst criminals. They will still be in prison, but they will not be facing the death penalty.
Governor O’Malley did not run for re-election in this past election so that he can focus on his chances of running for president of the US in 2016. As a Democrat, he is expected to be running against the likes of Hillary Clinton for the chance to represent the Deomcratic Party.
There are some mixed feelings across the state as these deadly criminals are granted a reprieve from the certain death that they have been facing behind bars for the past decades. Most of the convicted death row inmates had been convicted in the 1990’s or prior. All of them had committed some crime that resulted in the death of other parties involved.
Some of the victim’s families were pleased with the decision to remove the death sentence in their state, while others were saddened by the prospect that justice may not be served against the killer of their loved ones. Either way, Maryland does not plan to look back to reconsider legalizing the death penalty any time in the near future.
Maryland Governor O’Malley Commuting Sentences Of Last 4 Death Row Inmates.