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Man gets life for Lakeland police officer killing

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:46pm

A Polk County judge sentenced 21-year-old Kyle Williams on Tuesday. A jury convicted him last week of first-degree murder.

Brunswick man accused of killing mother, could face death penalty if convicted

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:37pm

A grand jury indicted James D. Tench, 28, on three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.

Judge nixes convicted murderer's request for death penalty

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:37pm

Sentenced to 95 years for shooting a man outside an Indiana bar, including a 30-year enhancement for being a habitual offender, Walter Leach has asked for the death penalty.

Ex-Prosecutor: Botched Executions Stir Debate on Death Penalty

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:32pm

Botched executions are creating a "national schizophrenia" on the death penalty, former federal prosecutor Bruce Reinhart told Newsmax TV's "America's Forum" on Wednesday.

No margin for error with the death penalty

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:22am

But there is no study that has ever shown that the death penalty acts as a deterrent.

Journalists, ACLU sue Oklahoma over botched death penalty, The Oklahoman reports

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:17am

John Walters, Jana Lewis-Harkins, Fannie Bates and Aaron Baker, from left, hold a banner during a protest at the Governor's Mansion in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, over the planned execution of two inmates.

Should death penalty be abolished?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:11am

According to a media report Law Commission of India is considering reviewing the death penalty.

AG Gets More Time to File Response

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:12pm

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has until Sept. 26 to file a response to Charles Ray Crawford's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction.

Ex-Marine pleads not guilty in murder of Erin Corwin; Coroner seals autopsy

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:07pm

Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, entered the plea Tuesday to first-degree murder with a special allegation of lying in wait.

Hickenlooper brings death penalty to front and center of gubernatorial campaign

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:02pm

The death penalty has in many ways become the poster child for Governor John Hickenlooper 's political indecisiveness.

Couple plead guilty in man's Craigslist killing

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:02pm

A newlywed couple charged in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through a Craigslist ad offering companionship pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and face mandatory sentences of life without parole.

Craigslist killers plead guilty to thrill murder

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:02pm

Accused Craigslist killers Miranda and Elytte Barbour pleaded guilty Tuesday to murdering a man for thrills in Pennsylvania last year.

The death penalty in Texas

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:03pm

Texas built a worldwide reputation on the death penalty as it executed more inmates than any other state in the nation since 1982.

Satanic Craigslist killer Miranda Barbour dodges death penalty after pleading guilty

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:03pm

Fiancee of dead Marine pleads for thief to return purse containing a poem she wrote that was found in hero's helmet when he was killed Man, 32, is left with brain damage after being attacked by gang of 20 black men in parking lot after being told Waffle House 'wasn't safe for white people after Ferguson' Burger King faces backlash as it confirms ... (more)

Court broadens scope of Iowa death penalty retrial

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:58am

An appeals court says the death penalty retrial for an Iowa woman convicted of helping kill five people in 1993 will be broader than the trial judge wanted.

Vietnam man gets death for killing ex-girlfriend, sharing on Facebook

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:53am

Dang Van Khuyen, 29, was sentenced to death for killing his ex-girlfriend in a trial in Ho Chi Minh City on August 26, 2014.

High Court upholds death penalty of 3 youths for rape, murder of girl

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:43am

The Delhi High Court today upheld the death sentence of three youths for abducting, gangraping and killing a 19-year-old girl here, saying the case fell within the realms of the "rarest of rare" category and the convicts acted as "predators" who defiled the victim's body.

Lawyer marks end of death penalty

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:43am

Umar Khan, criminal defence specialist, from Swain & Co solicitors in Havant, said: 'There has always been a very real chance of an innocent person being killed but essentially I oppose the killing of a fellow human being in what is a degrading and brutal way.

A beheading every day this month

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:37am

A PERSON has been put to death in Saudi Arabia almost every day this month with the country expected to have added to that figure with the execution of its 23rd inmate yesterday.

Tennessee to seek death penalty in strangulation of 79-year-old man

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:22pm

CLINTON - Anderson County District Attorney General Dave Clark announced Monday the state will seek the execution of a man alleged to have choked his elderly uncle to death and the execution of the man's girlfriend, who is accused of watching the slaying.