Statement from Governor Martin O'Malley Following House of Delegates Action on Death Penalty
Governor Martin O'Malley issued the following statement today following today's vote in the House of Delegates strengthening Maryland's death penalty law.
"While it is not the full repeal that we had hoped for, I want to thank the Maryland House of Delegates for voting to strengthen Maryland's death penalty law and making it one of the strictest death penalty laws in the nation."
"Last year, we achieved the second largest reduction in homicides in Maryland since 1985 and our mission to improve public safety in every community and neighborhood in our State continues."
"I look forward to signing this bill into law in the coming weeks."