Kenya Colbert prepares a placard displaying the number of a bill abolishing capital punishment in the state before a bill signing ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, May 2, 2013. Mary

 

              Kenya Colbert prepares a placard displaying the number of a bill abolishing capital punishment in the state before a bill signing ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, May 2, 2013. Mary
Kenya Colbert prepares a placard displaying the number of a bill abolishing capital punishment in the state before a bill signing ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, May 2, 2013. Maryland is the first state south of the Mason-Dixon Line to repeal the death penalty. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)