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New Poll Shows Most Marylanders Oppose Death Penalty

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MARYLAND - A new poll by Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc., shows Marylanders support life sentences over capital punishment 61% to 33%.

Governor Martin O'Malley is a death penalty opponent as well. He's sponsoring a repeal, and many lawmakers believe it will passed the General Assembly.

Others think it will be up for voters to decide in 2014. If that's the case, it seems locals we spoke with would vote to keep capital punishment.

"I figure if it's brutal, they don't deserve to live," Alan Russell of Salisbury said. "The crime shouldn't have been done, and if they do the crime then they should pay for the crime," Rosalie Harmon of Salisbury said. "Why should the taxpayers support them for the rest of their life? Give them the death penalty," Terry Williamson of Salisbury said. 

Maryland lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation soon. If it passes, the state would be the sixth to abolish the death penalty.

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