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Prosecutors: - Heinous, cruel' crime deserves death penalty

9 hours 47 min ago

Kyle Trevor Flack, 28, swung side-to-side in his chair Tuesday morning in Franklin County District Court as he listened to prosecutors say they would seek the death penalty against him in a spring 2013 quadruple homicide at a rural home west of Ottawa where Bailey and her 18-month-old daughter, Lana Bailey, were killed with a shotgun in the master ... (more)

IRS Gives 'Death Penalty' to Conservative Critic

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:06pm

When the IRS revokes tax-exempt status of a 501 organization, the sanction is considered so severe that tax practitioners refer to it as the 'death penalty.'

State Rests In Punishment Phase Of Death Penalty Trial

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:46pm

The state rested late Wednesday morning in Waco in the punishment phase of the death penalty trial of Us Carnell Petetan of Port Arthur, whom jurors found guilty of capital murder Monday evening in the slaying of his estranged wife and the abduction of her daughter.

James Holmes to appeal psychiatric exam order in theater shooting case

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:41pm

Advisement hearing for James Holmes, Tuesday morning June 4, 2013 at the Arapahoe County Justice Center.

Catherine Ashton condemns shooting of Belarusian student

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:32pm

EU's High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton 'strongly condemned' the execution of Pavel Selyun, sentenced to death penalty.

Favor it or not, death penalty changes needed

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:17am

Few topics divide California as consistently or as evenly as the death penalty. The last time voters had their say on it, they opted by a vote of just over 51-49 percent to keep it around.

Prosecutors await decision on death penalty in Tacony dungeon case

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:08am

FEDERAL prosecutors in Philadelphia are awaiting a decision by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on whether the government should seek the death penalty for Linda Ann Weston.

Virginia death penalty case shifts focus to slain Zion girls

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:03am

An Illinois grandfather shook in the witness chair as he told jurors about discovering his 8-year-old granddaughter and her best friend dead from stab wounds in a park where they had been playing, an attack prosecutors say was committed by an ex-Marine now on trial for his life in another killing.

Ex-marine facing death penalty for murder of two little girls as...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:53pm

The rise of Philadelphia's preppy drug gang: How rich leader, 25, moved home after splitting up with his girlfriend, 40, and then hired 18-year-old partner who dropped out of college with lacrosse injury 'You're dying... b****!' Court hears audio tape homeowner made of himself shooting dead injured teen burglars with 'clean finishing shot to the ... (more)

Robert Hendrix, who killed husband, wife, to be executed | Video

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:54pm

Bobby Hendrix slashed his cousin's throat, put a bullet in his head and clubbed him with the gun so many times that the trigger broke off in the victim's scalp.

Critics: Supreme Court task force's death penalty recommendations would create legal...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:43pm

A series of capital punishment reforms being considered by a state Supreme Court task force would "render Ohio's death penalty inoperable," according to a draft report being circulated by critics on the panel, including many county prosecutors.

Death penalty sought in Kansas quadruple murder case

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:29am

Prosecutors filed notice Tuesday that they will seek the death penalty for a man charged in the shotgun killings of four people in Franklin County, Kan., last year.

Prosecutors seeking death penalty in quadruple homicide case

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:29am

Prosecutors Tuesday morning said they would seek the death penalty against Kyle T. Flack, 28, in a spring 2013 quadruple homicide at a rural home west of Ottawa, but he won't face trial until fall 2015.

3 things punishable by death in the past

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:29am

The death penalty is a highly controversial topic today, but it still exists in many countries including India, but is mostly restricted to crimes like treason and murder.

Former local finds justice: Pellett to talk about tracking down a killer

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:06am

Clem Pellett didn't set out to be a private investigator. Instead, the Great Falls native studied to be a dentist like his father, and spent almost three decades practicing as an oral surgeon in Bellevue, Wash.

Portland Woman Sells Notecards With Art By Death Row Inmates

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:51am

A Portland woman is selling note cards that feature art work by inmates on Oregon's Death Row.

Hurricane Carter and Steven Truscott refused to be condemned by history

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:35am

The lives of Steven Truscott, right, and Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter shared many parallels.

Petetan found guilty of capital murder, faces life in prison or death penalty

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:29pm

UPDATE: The jury just found Carnell Petetan guilty of capital murder. He is facing either life in prison or the death penalty.

Oklahoma Supremre Court grants stay of execution for two inmates

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:12pm

A sharply divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of two death row inmates who have challenged the secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs.

Don't miss this opportunity to reform the Florida death penalty

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:12pm

Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.