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O'Malley asks to meet with families of death row inmates' victims
O'Malley asks to meet with families of death row inmates' victims

With two months left in office, Gov. Martin O'Malley has asked to meet with at least two families whose loved ones were killed by men on Maryland's death row — a move that might signal the governor is poised to take action on death penalty cases. Since the state acted last year to abolish the death penalty for future cases, advocates on both sides of the issue have been watching to see whether O'Malley would grant clemency to four men already on death row. Mary Francis Moore of Boonsboro is scheduled to talk with O'Malley on Monday about one of them, Heath William Burch, who in 1995 killed Moore's father and his wife with scissors during a drug-fueled...

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