Friday, March 27, 2009

Maryland Increases Death Penalty Requirements

Jeralyn over at Talk Left has the good news from Maryland. Governor Martin O'Malley has indicated he'll sign the bill which just passed in the Maryland House.
The measure will limit capital cases to those with biological or DNA evidence, a videotaped confession or a videotape linking the defendant to a homicide.

This will make Maryland's requirements for sentencing someone to death the strictest of any of the 35 States that still carry capital punishment on their books. What do you think about that?

Do you get the impression, with the recent changes in New Mexico, and this news from Maryland, that the country's moving away from the death penalty?

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