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USA: Maryland joins global trend against the death penalty

Headline Title:  USA: Maryland joins global trend against the death penalty 02 May 2013 The US state of Maryland has joined the overwhelming global trend towards ending the death penalty, Amnesty International said today after Governor Martin O’Malley signed the abolition of capital punishment into law.The abolition bill, passed by the state legislature in March 2013, makes Maryland the 18th US state to relinquish use of the death penalty since the US Supreme Court approved new capital laws in 1976.“Maryland has abandoned a punishment that should have no place in a society that claims…

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