Parkville, MD asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Maryland

Q: Can the State be sued for releasing someone who murdered previously and then murdered again 2 months after release?

My brother was murdered. His

murderer killed a woman before- served 10 years... and was released back into society only to kill again 2 months after his release. Can someone be held responsible?

Thanks

1 Lawyer Answer
Thomas J. Maronick Jr
Thomas J. Maronick Jr
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A: No. The courts and parole board make those decisions and both are immune from suit unless the release was due to negligent error. Then you might be able to sue the state.

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