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2015/07/06 19:25
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The trial is over, but the work has just begun. A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death—starting a long appeals process that could stretch a decade or more. “If you compare the death penalty to...
2015/07/06 19:25
2015/07/06 19:25
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2015/07/04 03:19
2015/07/04 03:19
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In yet another highly anticipated decision, the high court ruled against three Oklahoma prisoners claiming a controversial lethal-injection drug violated the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the...
2015/07/02 14:14
2015/07/02 14:14
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... -- Here's a look at the death penalty in the United States. Capital punishment is legal in 31 U.S. states. Connecticut, New Mexico and Maryland have abolished the death penalty, but it is not...
2015/06/29 19:14
2015/06/29 19:14
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Two years ago the state Legislature asked that question. But when it comes to the ultimate power of government, the power to kill a convicted criminal, one powerful lawmaker is not asking -- and...
2015/06/29 17:34
2015/06/29 17:34
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A Supreme Court decision Monday upholding a controversial drug in lethal injection executions in an Oklahoma case triggers implementation of a settlement agreement in California that will restart...
2015/06/29 02:21
2015/06/29 02:21
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... government took few steps to investigate, prosecute, punish, or otherwise hold accountable officials, whether in the security services or elsewhere in the government, who committed abuses....
2015/06/28 18:33
2015/06/28 18:33
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Sandy Jackson’s husband, Paul Verna, an LAPD officer, was murdered in cold blood. Raynard Cummings and Kenneth Gay were convicted in the death of Verna and were sentenced to death in 1985. David Crane...
2015/06/26 03:15
2015/06/26 03:15
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In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, right, stands before U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addresses the court during his sentencing, Wednesday, June 24,...
2015/06/24 21:22
2015/06/24 21:22
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Why Tsarnaev may NEVER face the needle: Years of appeals, no federal executions since 2003 and 61 prisoners on death row ahead of him mean Boston bomber could avoid the gurney Louis Jones Jnr was...
2015/06/22 16:45
2015/06/22 16:45
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NEW YORK, June 21 (Reuters) - Charleston's chief prosecutor has yet to decide whether to seek the death penalty for the man accused of murdering nine African-Americans at a landmark church, but South...
2015/06/22 04:22
2015/06/22 04:22
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Death-penalty cases that end in dismissal or acquittal costly, too, study says | News & Observer News & Observer June 21, 2015 Death-penalty cases that end in dismissal or acquittal costly, too,...
2015/06/19 03:34
2015/06/19 03:34
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Gregory Russeau, 45, was declared dead by lethal injection at 1849 local time (2349 GMT) at the Huntsville prison, said Jason Clark, a Texas criminal justice spokesman. Russeau had spent 14 years on...
2015/06/14 09:52
2015/06/14 09:52
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... didn't have the motive. He didn't have the time. He didn't have the ability," Lemon said. The quest is as much personal as it is scholarly. It was Lemon's great-grandfather, a defense lawyer...
2015/06/12 11:11
2015/06/12 11:11
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HARRISBURG - A legislative committee put Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's death penalty moratorium under the microscope Thursday, a day after Republican lawmakers pushed through a resolution critical of his...
2015/06/11 21:25
2015/06/11 21:25
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Less than 24 hours after the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to condemn Governor Tom Wolf’s moratorium on the death penalty, the House Judiciary committee heard testimony...
2015/06/11 05:15
2015/06/11 05:15
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Small price to pay by the state to correct such an unfathomable wrong. McCrory took the action after nearly 10 months of investigation by the Office of Executive Clemency and confirmed the findings...
2015/06/08 01:36
2015/06/08 01:36
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Is the death penalty dying out in the US? - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin...
2015/06/06 21:19
2015/06/06 21:19
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A federal lawsuit in Virginia is threatening to upend the state’s practice of automatically placing death row inmates in near constant solitary confinement, and experts say it could spark similar...
2015/06/06 07:58
2015/06/06 07:58
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Clarence Ray Allen was the 13th man to die in San Quentin’s death chamber since California resumed executing inmates in 1992. His Jan. 17, 2006, execution was also the last one conducted in this...
2015/06/06 07:57
2015/06/06 07:57
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Fell’s competence could remove death penalty BURLINGTON � If Donald Fell�s defense team can show he is intellectually disabled, his second trial in the abduction and killing of a North Clarendon...
2015/07/06 19:25
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