Maryland

Code Section
Art. 27 §§71, 75, 412, 413, 627

Allowed
Yes

Effect of Incapacity
Execution of incompetent prohibited; not allowed against mentally retarded at time of murder and retardation manifested before age 22

Minimum Age
18

Non-homicidal
None

Capital Homicide
Victim was law enforcement officer on duty; defendant was confined to correctional institution; escaped/attempted to escape lawful custody, evade arrest, or detention; kidnapping; child abduction; for remuneration; while under death or life sentence; more than one murder in first degree arising from same incident; while committing/attempting to commit robbery, arson, carjacking, rape, sexual offense

Method of Execution
Lethal injection


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