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MD Senate Approves Death Penalty Repeal:  Michael Dresser of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Maryland Senate voted 27-20 in favor of Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill to repeal the death penalty Wednesday. The bill is now sent to the House of Delegates where it is expected to pass. It would then be signed into law by the governor. More on MD's death penalty repeal in this News Scan.

CA Realignment Loophole Allows Criminals to Avoid Supervision:  Beatriz E. Valenzuela of the Daily Bulletin reports that a loophole in Governor Jerry Brown's AB109 is allowing criminals to be released early without supervision. California Penal Code Sec. 1170 means triple offenders convicted of "non-serious" crimes will either serve their full sentence in a county jail or serve a split sentence; half in jail and half on probation. Criminals who serve their sentences solely jail are often released early due to overcrowding. Offenders are being released into communities without supervision.

OH Murderer Executed:  Kim Palmer of Reuters reports that Ohio executed Frederick Treesh on Wednesday. Treesh, 48, was convicted of fatally shooting a security guard and wounding a cashier in a 1994 cross-state crime spree. Treesh was the first inmate to be executed in OH this year. Continued from this News Scan.

Supreme Court Denies AZ Request to Lift Stay:  Michael Kiefer of the Arizona Republic reports that the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Arizona's request to lift a stay of execution issued for convicted killed Edward Harold Schad. He has been on death row since 1985. Schad's case is further discussed in this blog post and in this News Scan.

WA Bill Seeks to Abolish Death Penalty:  Rachel La Corte of the Associated Press reports that Democratic Rep. Reuven Carlyle of Seattle is sponsoring HB1504 to end the death penalty in Washington state. Carlyle says he does not believe that the bill will pass this year, but hopes it will strengthen death penalty opposition in the state.

CO Bill Would Require DNA Collection for Misdemeanors:  P. Solomon Banda of the Associated Press reports that HB13-1251 was introduced to Colorado's state House on Tuesday to require DNA samples from those convicted of misdemeanors. Currently, CO only requires samples from convicted felons. The bill's sponsors advocate the importance of using DNA to identify violent criminals before more crimes can be committed. If passed, CO will become the second state with such a law. All 22 district attorneys support the measure. The bill is set for consideration in the House Judiciary Committee.

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CA Sex Offender Found on Campus, Freed the Next Day:  Corin Hoggard of ABC News reports that convicted sex offender and serial parole violator Michael Anthony Wyatt, 36, was arrested last week at a Buchanan High School in Clovis, California. Wyatt was arrested and taken to jail, then freed early the next day. He was on parole for assault and, over the past nine months, has been arrested and released from the county jail in Fresno 23 times. He is a violent repeat offender whose offenses include sexual battery. Due to AB 109, his parole violations were not considered serious enough to send Wyatt back to prison.

CA Governor Denies Parole for Manson Follower:  The Associated Press reports that California Gov. Jerry Brown overturned a state parole board decision Friday, denying former "Manson Family" member Bruce Davis' parole bid. Davis, 70, has been in prison for 40 years for his role in a 1969 killing spree sanctioned by Charles Manson. Brown cited Davis' refusal to take responsibility for his actions as influential in his decision to deny parole. Continued from this News Scan.

Massive AZ Inmate Fight Leaves 19 Injured: 
The Associated Press reports that 400 inmates were involved in a fight that broke out Sunday morning at a minimum-security unit of Arizona's State Prison Complex, Tucson. The violence, stopped by prison staff, left 17 inmates and two staff members injured.

Sex Offender Impersonating Cop Infiltrates NY Jails:  The Associated Press reports former Rikers Island inmate and registered sex offender, Matthew Matagrano was arraigned on Saturday for impersonating a corrections officer and gaining access to the facility. Matagrano, 36, posed as a corrections officer for at least a week and had access to access to Rikers Island, the Manhattan Detention Complex, and other prison facilities in New York. While inside, he associated with inmates, giving them cigarettes, and stealing a radio from an office. His motivation is unknown.

GA Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for Killer:  Chuck Williams of the Ledger-Enquirer reports that on Monday the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the death sentence for convicted killer Ward Anthony Brockman. Brockman was convicted of murder and attempted armed robbery in the 1990, resulting in the death of gas station manager Billy Lynn. Defense attorneys argued that the original sentence was invalid because the prosecution failed to prove the aggravating circumstances. The court, however, found him to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and upheld the original sentence. 

AZ Asks Supreme Court To Lift Execution Stay: 
The Associated Press reports that the state of Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the execution of killer Edward Harold Schad, 70. The state's Attorney General's Office says the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' stay of execution was issued illogically and lacked discretion. Schad, discussed in this post, is convicted of the murder of a man in August 1978. 
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