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Prosecutors want death penalty for man accused of killing cellmate

4 hours 17 min ago

Prosecutors have filed notice that they intend to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing his cellmate in prison.

ISIS's Banker, Al Muntada Trust, and senior Labour MPs

8 hours 4 min ago

One of the Islamic State terror group's key financier was director of a Muslim faith school in Birmingham, it emerged today.

Investigator to revisit home of Travis Alexander, Jodi Arias faces sanctions

11 hours 48 min ago

Jodi Arias trial update, Arias investigator granted access to crime scene, and inside the home where Travis Alexander died.

Juror in Nathan Dunlap trial speaks out, disagrees with Hickenlooper's handling of case

15 hours 26 min ago

Steve Cohen was one of 12 individuals who recommended the death penalty for convicted killer Nathan Dunlap 18 years ago in a Colorado Springs courtroom.

Analysis: Mississippi may be on execution hiatus

19 hours 2 min ago

Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.

Alabama death row inmate Jason Sharp seeks new trial in 1999 rape-murder

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:45pm

Jason Sharp is led from Judge Laura Hamilton's courtroom by Madison County Sheriff deputies after being sentenced to the death penalty on Sept.

Undertrials who have served half of their maximum terms to be freed

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:03pm

The release of undertrials on personal bond is seen as an important move towards judicial reforms, which would also help in decongesting prisons.

Execution by Elephant: Ancient Capital Punishment in India

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:28pm

The death penalty is one of the oldest methods of criminal sentencing. Although different countries have had equally gruesome methods of inflicting the highest form of punishment, India had one of the most brutal methods of criminal torture: execution by elephant.

Editorial: Ardinger is the right choice for District 15

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 2:50am

People who vote in the Democratic primary in Senate District 15, which comprises Concord, Hopkinton Henniker and Warner, can't make a bad choice.

Jailed former Bangladesh minister dies

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:14pm

Dhaka: An elderly former Bangladesh minister who was sentenced to life in prison for war crimes during the 1971 independence struggle died on Saturday after a prolonged illness, an official said.

Colorado's pro-death penalty voters could make Hickenlooper pay

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 7:32pm

Nathan DunlapC was granted a reprieve on his death sentence for the 1993 Chuck E. Cheese murders by D Gov. John Hickenlooper in May 2013, a move that is playing out in the 2014 elections.

Court commutes Badie's death sentence to life term

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 3:54pm

Mohamed Badie, right, the Brotherhood's Supreme Guide, stands behind bars as he is tried at a court in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on Saturday.

Callaway County boy died from 2 gunshot wounds

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:13pm

A 3-hour autopsy was performed Friday morning on Hathman. Scottie Willet, 27, faces a first degree murder charge for the Thursday morning shooting death.

Talks underway to resolve 10-year-old California prison death

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 8:33am

As federal prosecutors and defense attorneys prepare for the long-awaited trial of a former U.S. Penitentiary Atwater inmate, they're disputing over whether it should be held in Fresno or Sacramento.

3 more warrants unsealed in Maggie Daniels' homicide case

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:51am

We will have the latest on what is in the warrants released Friday on Eyewitness News at 5 and 6 p.m. Early Thursday, Eyewitness News obtained search warrants in the Maggie Daniels murder case that were unsealed by a judge and shed light on how she was killed.

Hearing will determine if man competent for death penalty

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:11am

The man sentenced to death for murdering a Franklin College student 17 years ago understands why he's on death row, but his attorneys say he doesn't comprehend that his execution will mean the end of his life.

Inmate accused of killing brother heard voices before allegedly killing cellmate

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:27pm

An inmate accused of fatally beating and stabbing his cellmate in a Phoenix-area jail told investigators that he heard voices just before the attack telling him "it's either him or me," according to police reports.

Warren Hill poses new challenge for Ga. death penalty

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:30pm

South Georgia Medical Center has been using the robot for about four years now, but wants the public to be more aware of it so that more people may consult their doctor about using it.

Alabama Supreme Court rules OK to deny bond in Limestone County capital murder case, though no death penalty sought

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:23pm

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Alabama Supreme Court reversed a state appeals court today and ruled that bond can be denied for a Limestone County man charged with capital murder even if he is not facing the death penalty.

The slow decline of the death penalty in Texas

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:51am

Perhaps nothing symbolizes this state's swagger over being tough on crime like "Old Sparky," an electric chair that was used to execute 361 inmates and is now the centerpiece of a prison museum.