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Jury selection resumes in Jodi Arias retrial

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:48pm

Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence. On Monday, roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.

Iranian man executed for heresy: rights group

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:54am

DUBAI: A former psychologist has been executed for heresy in Iran after eight years in detention, human rights groups said, in the latest example of what activists say is a worrying rise in the use of death penalty by the Islamic Republic. Mohsen Amir Aslani was hanged in a prison near the city of Karaj west of Tehran on Sept.

The real cost of the death penalty in Arizona

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:11am

To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin . The Arizona state prison where the nearly two-hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz.

'Dead' Man Sentenced to Death for Kidnapping, Killing

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:26am

A Mississippi man who was previously declared legally dead was sentenced to death on Friday . No, he's not a zombie , he was just missing for so long that a court declared him dead.

Attorney General: new death penalty laws needed

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:43pm

DeWine says the state needs a law that would shield the identity of pharmacies making a specialized dose of a lethal drug. DeWine, a Republican running for re-election, said Monday during a Gannett editorial board meeting that a law is also needed to provide immunity to doctors who provide "legal support" in the execution process such as consulting on drug dosage amounts.

Federal death penalty case to be held in Lexington

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:49pm

An inmate charged with killing a fellow prisoner at a high-security federal prison tucked away in the Appalachian region of Kentucky will be tried in Lexington. Millner has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 35-year-old Vincent Earl Smith.

Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:45pm

An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said. Alton Nolen , 30, could face the death penalty for Thursday's deadly attack on Colleen Hufford, 54, at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore.

DA likely to seek death penalty in beheading

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:45pm

Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the beheading of a 54-year-old woman last week at his former workplace in Oklahoma and in an stabbing attack on another woman, said Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn. Nolen was also charged with a third felony, assault with a deadly weapon, the prosecutor said.

Death penalty for train rape killer

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:52am

A passenger looks for her seat on a train carriage for women and children at Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok A former railway worker in Thailand has been sentenced to death for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, then killing her and throwing her body out of the window. The case also raised questions about the safety of Thailand's long-distance trains, which are popular with tourists who visit the country's southern beaches and enjoy jungle treks in the north.

Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:00am

A Thai court has sentenced a man to death after convicting him of raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, killing her and then throwing her body out the window. The brutal murder committed by a train employee in July sparked an uproar in Thailand and prompted calls for the execution of rapists.

Oklahoma County prosecutors seek death penalty for man accused of rape, murder in The Village

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:14am

Albert Ray Johnson II, 47, was ordered to stand trial by Oklahoma County Special Judge Larry Jones after his girlfriend testified about the assault which spanned the night of June 12 and morning of June 13 at 2952 Lakeside Drive. Prosecutors seek the death penalty.

Man from Indiana avoids death penalty

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:17pm

A sex offender from Indiana has been sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for sexually assaulting a teenage girl and killing her mother, brother and sister in southern Colorado. Jaacob Van Winkle won't be eligible for parole under the sentence handed down Monday in Canon City under a deal he reached with prosecutors.

Jodi Arias' Death Penalty Trial: What to Expect

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:14pm

About 300 potential jurors arrived at an Arizona courthouse Monday for the start of the final phase of Jodi Arias' marathon murder trial. The selected jurors won't determine whether Arias, 29, is guilty or innocent in the 2008 slaying of her sometime-lover Travis Alexander.

Jury selection begins for death penalty retrial of Jodi Arias

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:14pm

Jury selection is set to begin in Arizona on Monday to decide whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be executed for the 2008 slaying of her ex-boyfriend in a case that drew a national audience with its titillating and gore-spattered testimony. A pool of 300 potential jurors have been called to Maricopa County Superior Court in downtown Phoenix to see if a dozen of them can succeed where an earlier trial jury failed, and determine a punishment for the former waitress from California.

Jacksonville man gets death penalty for 2009 murder

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:28am

Arthur James Martin, 49, was convicted and sentenced to death by the Florida Supreme Court for the 2012 murder of Javon Daniels, 19. Jacksonville man gets death penalty for 2009 murder JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Arthur James Martin, 49, was convicted and sentenced to death by the Florida Supreme Court for the 2012 murder of Javon Daniels, 19. Check out this story on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/09/26/jacksonville-man-gets-death-penalty-2009-murder/16263945/ The Florida Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction and death sentence of Arthur James Martin, 49, for the first-degree murder of 19-year-old Javon Daniels.

Jeffries Gets Death Penalty in Eldery Man's Murder Case

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:41pm

Life in prison or the death penalty, that was the question as convicted murderer 29 year old Kevin Jeffries learned his sentence in a Bay County courtroom Friday morning. Jeffries was found guilty in the murder of 90 year old Wallace Scott.

Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in Tacoma double-murder

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 5:44pm

Prosecutors said Friday they won't seek the death penalty against a Tacoma man accused of killing two people and beating a third. Instead, Aaron Livingston will face a sentence of life in prison without parole if convicted on first degree murder charges, said Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

Vegas man sentenced to death in La. for girl's slaying

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 5:44pm

A federal jury in the Western District of Louisiana today returned a verdict imposing the death penalty on a Las Vegas man for the brutal kidnapping and murder of a 12-year-old girl. This case represents the first time the death penalty has been imposed in federal court in the Western District of Louisiana.

Sotto wants death penalty restored in PHL

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:48pm

SENATOR Vicente Sotto III is pushing anew for the revival of the death penalty in the country for perpetrators of heinous crimes. "The influx of crimes committed poses an alarming situation in the country nowadays.

Singapore's death penalty targets drug traffickers: Shanmugam

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:44am

Speaking at the United Nations, the Foreign Affairs and Law Minister said Singapore's death penalty is part of a framework of laws that has helped made the Republic one of the safest countries in the world. UNITED NATIONS: The death penalty in Singapore targets drug traffickers, and this tough stance on drugs is the main reason why the country is one of the safest in the world, said Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam in his speech on Friday at the United Nations .