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Maryland studies repeal of death penalty

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Coming off some high-profile wins at the ballot box this month, Governor Martin O’Malley is considering another attempt at repealing the death penalty when lawmakers reconvene in January, aides say.

It is an issue that could add to his progressive legacy. But even if the law remains on the books, advocates on both sides agree that O’Malley, a Democrat, is all but certain to finish his two terms in office without having presided over a single execution of one of the state’s five condemned prisoners.

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