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  • Prayer service Wednesday on scheduled execution of Van Poyck

    Prayer service Wednesday on scheduled execution of Van Poyck
    A prayer service to abolish the death penalty will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 526 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, on the scheduled execution of William Van Poyck. The service, open to the public, will be led ...
  • How the death penalty will end: first Maryland, then the nation

    How the death penalty will end: first Maryland, then the nation
    The death penalty debate in Maryland is finally over. This spring's decision by the General Assembly to replace the death penalty with life without parole was cemented last week, when right-wing activists failed to muster enough signatures to force the...
  • What was all the fuss about?

    So what was all this about a voter referendum or two? Opponents of a pair of controversial measures backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and approved this year by the Maryland General Assembly — a repeal of the death penalty and landmark gun control...
  • Death penalty repeal should have made it to referendum [Letter]

    Editor: I am distressed and saddened that the death penalty repeal is not being brought to referendum because not enough signatures were secured in the short amount of time provided to do so. As the relative of a murder victim I would have liked the...
  • Petition on death penalty repeal lacking enough signatures

    Petition on death penalty repeal lacking enough signatures
    Activists who worked to repeal the death penalty anxiously awaited news Friday that their efforts would not be overturned by a successful petition drive.  "It sounds like they're going to announce that they don't have the signatures," said Jane...
  • Appeals court deals California another setback on executions

    SAN FRANCISCO — A California appeals court unanimously decided Thursday that the state’s lethal injection regulations were not properly vetted, a decision that is likely to further delay executions. No inmate has been executed in...
  • California executions on hold since 2006 likely won't resume soon

    California executions on hold since 2006 likely won't resume soon
    SAN FRANCISCO — No inmate has been executed in California since 2006, and a ruling Thursday by a state appeals court is likely to further delay executions for years. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal unanimously decided...
  • Efforts to restore capital punishment fall short

    Efforts to restore capital punishment fall short
    Maryland's death penalty will be wiped from the books in October now that efforts to reinstate capital punishment have fallen short. The petition drive to halt repeal of the death penalty ended Friday afternoon, when organizers said they could not...
  • Jury in Arias case gives up after no consensus

    Jury in Arias case gives up after no consensus
    PHOENIX (AP) — As jurors in Jodi Arias' murder trial filed one by one from the courtroom after a dramatic five months of gut-wrenching testimony and gruesome photographs, three women on the panel cried and one looked to the victim's family, mouthing...
  • In Florida, a question of timely injustice

    In Florida, a question of timely injustice
    At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing. Not to canonize the man. After all, the then-governor of Illinois was later imprisoned on corruption charges. But that doesn't change the fact that, in 2000, stung that 13 inmates had been...
  • Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro to plead not guilty

    Ariel Castro, facing kidnapping and rape charges in connection with the Cleveland case of three women held prisoner for about a decade, will plead not guilty, his lawyers said Wednesday. The announcement, made on national television, is part of the...