From the office of Del. Glen Glass:
Maryland State Delegate Glen Glass, (R-Harford, Cecil), today announced his amendment and vote against the death penalty repeal. Delegate Glass proposed an amendment that would have allowed prosecutors to seek the death penalty in the case of a double murder. He later voted against the bill.
“Although I am offended by people being falsely accused, I believe the current DNA standards and conviction standards eliminate the likelihood that someone will be falsely convicted,” Glass said.
“Because of the nature of some these horrific crimes, I believe that the death penalty is an appropriate punishment as well as an effective deterrent for crime. If we get rid of the death penalty what is the penalty for prisoners who murder other prisoners or correctional officers?,” Glass concluded.
The death penalty repeal goes to the House floor tomorrow.