MARYLAND - Last week the Maryland Senate moved a bill forward that would repeal the death penalty, but soon enough the house will vote on it.
A vote on the bill is expected this week. The Senate voted 27 to 20 to pass legislation that would replace execution with a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. An idea senator Jim Mathias, a supporter of the death penalty, expressed concern for when he recently sat down WMDT.
"I'm very concerned that when a person is charged and is found to be deemed mentally responsible, that we still have vulnerability with life without parole," said Mathias.
If approved, Maryland would become the sixth state since 2007 to abolish capital punishment.