By John Solomon
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A picture hangs in Bill McDermott's basement that his son treasures more than any other.
The Maryland General Assembly is not likely to vote this year on legislation to abolish the state's death penalty, Delegate Sandy Rosenberg, a Democrat who introduced the legislation, said Tuesday.
He said he expects a similar bill to be introduced next year, and that it is unlikely to face the same opposition as in 2009.
"It basically does not exist in Maryland, and I think that what we're playing with now is semantics," Mr. McDermott said. "I don't think it's an option you should take off the table, even if you don't use it."