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Calgary Sun
Man charged with killing Texas deputy had been in mental hospitalAUSTIN - The man charged with fatally shooting a Houston-area deputy in a hail
Man charged with killing Texas deputy had been in mental hospital
Calgary Sun / Posted an hour ago
AUSTIN - The man charged with fatally shooting a Houston-area deputy in a hail of gunfire spent four months in a mental hospital in 2012 after being declared incompetent to stand trial in an aggravated assault case, court documents showed. Shannon... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Nebraska group says it can stop death penalty repealLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An organization campaigning to reinstate Nebraska’s death
Nebraska group says it can stop death penalty repeal
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An organization campaigning to reinstate Nebraska’s death penalty after lawmakers repealed it in May said Wednesday it has collected more than enough signatures to suspend the law before it goes into effect and place it before... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Fate of Nebraska's death penalty likely to rest with votersLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's death penalty won a last-minute reprieve on Wed
Fate of Nebraska's death penalty likely to rest with voters
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 5 days ago
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's death penalty won a last-minute reprieve on Wednesday when a group fighting to keep the punishment announced that it has collected more than enough signatures to stop its repeal and place the issue before voters in... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Nebraska group touts support to stop death penalty repealLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An organization campaigning to reinstate Nebraska's death
Nebraska group touts support to stop death penalty repeal
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 6 days ago
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An organization campaigning to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty after lawmakers repealed it in May said Wednesday it has collected more than enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016 and probably enough to... Read more
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ABC News
Nebraska Group Says Has Support to Stop Death Penalty RepealAn organization campaigning to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty after lawmake
Nebraska Group Says Has Support to Stop Death Penalty Repeal
ABC News / Posted 6 days ago
An organization campaigning to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty after lawmakers repealed it in May said Wednesday it has collected more than enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016 and probably enough to block the repeal from... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Prosecutors may seek death penalty in roadside shootingHELENA, Mont. (AP) - Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-y
Prosecutors may seek death penalty in roadside shooting
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 6 days ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-year-old man charged in the deaths of a husband and wife who authorities say stopped to offer him help on the side of the road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation. A new... Read more
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ABC News
Prosecutors May Seek Death Penalty in Roadside ShootingFederal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-year-old man charged i
Prosecutors May Seek Death Penalty in Roadside Shooting
ABC News / Posted 6 days ago
Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-year-old man charged in the deaths of a husband and wife who authorities say stopped to offer him help on the side of the road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation. A new grand jury indictment... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Texas Set To Execute Nicaraguan National, Despite Legal ControversyDeath row inmate Bernardo Tecero is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, making
Texas Set To Execute Nicaraguan National, Despite Legal Controversy
KPBS San Diego / Posted 7 days ago
Death row inmate Bernardo Tecero is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, making him 11th person to be put to death in the state this year. Tecero, a Nicaraguan national, is condemned for murder of a school teacher during an armed robbery of a Houston... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Prosecutors may seek death penalty in roadside shootingHELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-y
Prosecutors may seek death penalty in roadside shooting
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-year-old man charged in the deaths of a husband and wife who authorities say stopped to offer him help on the side of the road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation. A new... Read more
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Salon.com
Prosecutors may seek death penalty in roadside shootingHELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-y
Prosecutors may seek death penalty in roadside shooting
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-year-old man charged in the deaths of a husband and wife who authorities say stopped to offer him help on the side of the road on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation. A new... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Prosecutors may seek death penalty in roadside shootingHELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-y
Prosecutors may seek death penalty in roadside shooting
Bennington Banner / Posted 7 days ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-year-old man charged in the deaths of a husband and wife who authorities say stopped to offer him help on the side of the road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation. A new... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Prosecutors may seek death penalty in roadside shootingHELENA, Mont. (AP) - Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-y
Prosecutors may seek death penalty in roadside shooting
New Jersey Herald / Posted 7 days ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-year-old man charged in the deaths of a husband and wife who authorities say stopped to offer him help on the side of the road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation. A new... Read more
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The Daily Tar Heel
Race and the court's biggest decisionCraig Hicks and Dylann Roof are both charged with multiple counts of murder in
Race and the court's biggest decision
The Daily Tar Heel / Posted 7 days ago
Craig Hicks and Dylann Roof are both charged with multiple counts of murder in the shooting deaths of several people. Both could face capital punishment. Both received national attention. But another factor might play a major role in their trials:... Read more
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The Longmont Times-Call
Death penalty a deterrent, or distraction?The recent James Holmes death penalty case presented a huge conundrum. His kil
Death penalty a deterrent, or distraction?
The Longmont Times-Call / Posted 13 days ago
The recent James Holmes death penalty case presented a huge conundrum. His killing of 12 people and injuring of 70 others when he fired upon a crowded theater of movie-goers was profoundly terrible. And yet, to sentence him to death, a jury of his... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Death penalty a deterrent, or distraction?The recent James Holmes death penalty case presented a huge conundrum. His kil
Death penalty a deterrent, or distraction?
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 13 days ago
The recent James Holmes death penalty case presented a huge conundrum. His killing of 12 people and injuring of 70 others when he fired upon a crowded theater of movie-goers was profoundly terrible. And yet, to sentence him to death, a jury of his... Read more
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CNN
Experts: No such thing as 'humane' execution(CNN)Throughout the history of capital punishment in America, states have revie
Experts: No such thing as 'humane' execution
CNN / Posted 16 days ago
(CNN)Throughout the history of capital punishment in America, states have reviewed and revised execution methods in the interest of finding a more "humane" option. New York led the charge in the 1880s to trade the hangman's noose for the electric... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionistsHARTFORD, Conn. — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme Cour
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionists
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 17 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the death penalty no longer meets society’s evolving standards of decency could be influential across a nation that is increasingly questioning the practice,... Read more
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TribLIVE
Connecticut justices circumvent lawmakers, outlaw death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. — A decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the de
Connecticut justices circumvent lawmakers, outlaw death penalty
TribLIVE / Posted 17 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. — A decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the death penalty no longer meets society's standards of decency could be influential across a nation that is increasingly questioning the practice, legal experts said. The... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionistsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionists
Lake Placid News / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the death penalty no longer meets society's evolving standards of decency could be influential across a nation that is increasingly questioning the... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionistsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionists
The Marietta Times / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the death penalty no longer meets society's evolving standards of decency could be influential across a nation that is increasingly questioning the... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionistsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionists
Bennington Banner / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the death penalty no longer meets society's evolving standards of decency could be influential across a nation that is increasingly questioning the... Read more
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Denver Post
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionistsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionists
Denver Post / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the death penalty no longer meets society's evolving standards of decency could be influential across a nation that is increasingly questioning the... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionistsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionists
The Evening Sun / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the death penalty no longer meets society's evolving standards of decency could be influential across a nation that is increasingly questioning the... Read more
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York Daily Record
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionistsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionists
York Daily Record / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the death penalty no longer meets society's evolving standards of decency could be influential across a nation that is increasingly questioning the... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionistsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme
Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionists
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the death penalty no longer meets society's evolving standards of decency could be influential across a nation that is increasingly questioning the... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
Lake Placid News / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) � Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) � Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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Salon.com
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s highest court has struck down the state’s
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
Salon.com / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s highest court has struck down the state’s death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
WGEM Quincy / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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KFJX Pittsburg
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
KXXV Waco / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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FOX 29 Philadelphia
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
FOX 29 Philadelphia / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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FOX 6 News Birmingham
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
FOX 6 News Birmingham / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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KMPH - KFRE Central San Joaquin Valley
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
KMPH - KFRE Central San Joaquin Valley / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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NBC 10 Providence
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
NBC 10 Providence / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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KOAM-TV Pittsburg
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
KOAM-TV Pittsburg / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Connecticut court strikes down state death penaltyHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's
Connecticut court strikes down state death penalty
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 18 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the... Read more
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