The senate voted 27-20 on the bill. Senator Ron Young, (D), of Washington and Frederick Counties was the only western Maryland senator to vote for the repeal.
Western Maryland Senators George Edwards, Chris Shank, and David Brinkley are against repealing the death penalty.
"To repeal the death penalty, in my estimation, is not a good move for
"When we hear the stories and the atrocities of what those individuals did, there are truly monsters among us," Brinkley says. "Therefore, I do think
The bill doesn't become law yet, it now heads to the House of Delegates where they'll vote on it. You can read the bill by clicking here.