Maryland Man’s Death Penalty Vacated in 2002 Murder Case

Temple Hills, Maryland – The last Maryland resident on federal death row, Kenneth J. Lighty, has received news that federal prosecutors will no longer seek the death penalty against him. Lighty, now 41 years old, had been sentenced to die for his involvement in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of a D.C. police lieutenant’s son. His death sentence was vacated last year, making him the final Marylander facing capital punishment in the federal system. Despite …

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