Under sentence of death HC


There are 10 men currently under sentence of death in Maryland. What follows is a brief description of their crimes and the current status of their appeals.

JOHN MARVIN "ACE" BOOTH has twice been sentenced to die for the 1983 stabbing deaths of an elderly couple, Irvin and Rose Bronstein, in their Northwest Baltimore home during a robbery. Booth's first death sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1987. In a precedent that overturned many other Maryland death sentences, the high court ruled that during Booth's sentencing hearing the state improperly used emotional victim impact" statements from members of the Bronstein family. Booth has since been re-sentenced to death. His case came before the Maryland Court of Appeals Dec. 9, and a decision is pending.

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