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Del. McDonough seeks to restore death penalty in some cases
Del. McDonough seeks to restore death penalty in some cases

Calling it a first step toward fully restoring the death penalty in Maryland, Del. Pat McDonough said he plans to introduce a bill that would mandate capital punishment for anyone convicted of killing a police or correctional officer, a firefighter or witness during the performance of their duty. McDonough, a Baltimore County Republican, is scheduled to unveil his proposed Fallen Heroes Capital Punishment Restoration Act at a news conference Tuesday in Annapolis. Noting the "assassination" of two New York police officers late last year, McDonough said there was a 50 percent increase nationally last year in shootings of law enforcement officers. Nationwide, there were 50...

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