Issue quote: Andy Sonner, on Public safety - Andrew L. Sonner, "Commentary: It's time to kill Maryland's failed death penalty,"
During my 30 years as a Maryland prosecutor, I saw the death penalty system up close. I sent 12 defendants notices to prepare for a capital trial, tried six of them, and obtained death penalty verdicts in two. The crimes were cruel and the killers were wicked. I believed that if we are to have a death penalty, they deserved it. I have changed my mind.
— Hon. Andrew Sonner, former Maryland State's Attorney who used to support the death penalty