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New Hampshire death penalty repeal fails by one vote

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:06pm

Lawmakers voted 12-12 Thursday on a death penalty repeal measure. The tie means capital punishment will stay on the books.

NH Senate to debate death penalty repeal

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:06am

THAT BILL TOMORROW REMAINS A MYSTERY TONIGHT. ADAM SEXTON LIVE FROM THE STATE HOUSE IN CONCORD TO EXPLAIN.

Iranian killer given last-minute reprieve from death penalty by mother and father of victim

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:56am

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Shafer facing death penalty in murder case

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:46am

A Shenandoah County grand jury indicted Claude Delmus Shafer Jr. Wednesday on a charge of capital murder, the second death penalty case to be filed in the county in the last year by Commonwealth's Attorney Amanda Wiseley.

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:32pm

A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.

Missouri man waits years for prison, turns life around, gets arrested

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:27pm

People arrive feeling a mixture of emotions ranging from sadness to anxiety to defiance in the face of hatred after Sunday’s attack that left two dead in the parking lot, and a third victim at the Village Shalom senior living center nearby.

Brunei to Punish Same-Sex Acts With Death By Stoning

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:23pm

Lawmakers in Brunei, the sovereign state in southeast Asia near Borneo, are gearing up to introduce a new penal code that will allow death by stoning for acts of gay sex, according to the Huffington Post.

Texas Set To Execute Man Convicted Of 2001 Triple Murder

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:23am

T exas is set to execute a man by lethal injection on Wednesday who was convicted of stabbing his girlfriend, her child and her mother to death after a cocaine binge in 2001.

State panel: No death penalty for mentally ill

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:18am

A state panel reviewing Ohio's administration of the death penalty has recommended barring capital punishment against those who are seriously mentally ill or in cases that rely on the testimony of jailhouse informants.

Jury recommends death penalty for Joshua Douglas

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:59am

An Escambia County jury has unanimously recommended the death penalty for a man who was convicted last week of sexually assaulting and killing a Pensacola woman.

KC Jewish Center killings: KKK calls for death penalty if shooter found guilty

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:49pm

In a move that has people either scratching their heads in confused disbelief or spitting mad with disgust, the recent shotgun killings by a reported ex-member of the KKK has drawn the harshest of condemnation from two highly unlikely organizations - the Ku Klux Klan as well as the Aryan Nation, as reported by both USA Today and WDAF Fox-4 Kansas ... (more)

Rape heinous crime but against blanket death penalty: Mulayam

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:45pm

New Delhi, April 15: Amid a controversy over his remarks opposing death penalty for rape, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has told the NCW that he holds rape to be a heinous crime deserving stern punishment but believed that capital punishment should be used only in the rarest of rare cases.

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:35pm

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:35pm

The death penalty has strong public support in Texas. Political candidates don't dare get in the way of the state's use of the ultimate punishment.

Texas Candidate Faces Thorny Death Penalty Choice

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:35pm

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.

Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:21pm

Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

Sex offenders accused of killing 4 O.C. women could face death penalty

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:21am

Two registered sex offenders could face the death penalty in slaying of 4 women Two homeless sex offenders accused of killing four women in Orange County could face the death penalty after being charged with m urder in the commission of rape and lying in wait, authorities said.

Maryland Governor to Be Honored for Fight Against Death Penalty

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:21am

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to accept the Mario Cuomo Acts of Courage Award from Death Penalty Focus at its awards dinner Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, CA, for sponsoring a bill repealing capital punishment .

Murder conviction, death penalty upheld

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:21am

The Florida Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction and death sentence for Toney Deron Davis.

Man Gets Life For Killing Ex-Girlfriend In Front Of Children

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:21am

By Megan Taros A judge sentenced a Cumming man to life without the possibility of parole on Friday after he admitted to killing his former girlfriend in front of their children.