Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signs a bill abolishing capital punishment in the state during a ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, May 2, 2013. Maryland is the first state south of th

 

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signs a bill abolishing capital punishment in the state during a 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)