At a Governor's press conference after passage of SB 276, which ends the death penalty in Maryland, Bonnita Spikes, left, listens as Vicki Schieber of Frederick County thanks death penalty opponents for their work in getting the bill passed. Ms. Spikes is holding a photograph of her husband Michael, who was murdered. Mrs. Schieber's daughter, Shannon was murdered several years ago. Both women have fought to end the death penalty. Governor Martin O'Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown are in the background.
Baltimore Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor
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