An Ohio man avoided the death penalty on Friday when he pleaded guilty to aggravated murder charges and was sentenced to life in prison without parole for robbing and killing an elderly couple then burning their bodies.
The Catholic bishops of Nebraska are weighing-in on the running debate over use of the death penalty in the state. On Wednesday a group trying to reinstate the death penalty announced their push continues.
In what will be a reversal of its earlier stand, the Law Commission of India is set to recommend abolition of death penalty in the country. A 272-page draft report of the Law Commission, circulated among members, favours speedy abolition of the death penalty from the statute books, except in cases where the accused is convicted of involvement in a terror case.
The City of Denver recently argued that an order banning protests outside the courthouse where Dexter Lewis's death penalty trial is underway should be upheld because there might be civil unrest if Lewis is sentenced to die when Aurora theater shooter James Holmes wasn't . Our post about a judge's rejection of the order - one that's already prompted a contempt of court motion - led to much conversation about capital punishment and whether the sentence is equitably imposed.
A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will serve a lifelong prison sentence, a jury decided Thursday. It was the second time in a month that a Colorado jury has decided against execution for a mass killer.
A Columbus police officer removes crime tape on June 14, 2015, from the scene of a quadruple homicide early June 13 on Hudson Street in South Linden. Allegations that Robert L. Adams Jr. killed four people in the basement of a South Linden house prompted a Franklin County grand jury to return a death-penalty indictment against him today.
And the communities defined by those districts have swollen since the Great Recession. In 2006, there were 15.9 million students living within school districts where the overall child poverty rate was 20 percent or higher.
A Walton County judge sentenced Barry Davis Jr. on Tuesday. He was convicted in May of first-degree murder and other charges.
Unlike so many crimes, which have to be pieced together in reverse, this one plays out in real time on Twitter and Facebook.
Jesse Matthew's jury trial for murder charges against second-year College student Hannah Graham has been set for July 5, 2016 - just under a full year from now. For some, his trial, should he be found guilty, may serve as a form of closure: the removal of a serial offender from our streets, while it cannot bring Hannah back, will protect other potential victims.
When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years. "I've prayed so much for that young man from Cordoba," she says Francis told her, referring to the hometown of Victor Hugo Saldano.
A county judge has upheld Tennessee's method of execution by lethal injection. The ruling is the latest in the state's years-old death penalty fight.
Organizers of an effort to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty are confident that they have collected enough signatures to place the issue on the 2016 ballot, a spokesman for the group said Wednesday. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty is expected to submit signatures to the secretary of state's office on Wednesday, one day before the deadline to challenge the repeal law that lawmakers approved in May. The group needs roughly 57,000 valid voter signatures to place the issue on the statewide general election ballot, and double that number to halt the death penalty repeal before the new law goes into effect on Sunday.
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James Latham and Ronnie York were army deserters barely out of their teens when they went on a cross-country killing spree. One of their seven murder victims was killed in Kansas.
Kevin Daigle acknowledged to Judge Ron Ware Tuesday morning that he is likely facing the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder of a police officer. Daigle, 54, accused of killing Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent, 44, was making his first court appearance since his arrest Sunday.
A woman accused of killing her three young sons over a 13-month period out of jealousy at the attention her husband paid them was indicted Tuesday on aggravated murder charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence.
A $225 million deal between Gov. Chris Christie's administration and ExxonMobil over dozens of polluted sites and nearly 2,000 retail gas stations was approved by a New Jersey judge on Tuesday.
A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from using two drugs in executions, shutting down the death penalty in the state for now. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate issued a temporary restraining order saying Mississippi officials cannot use pentobarbital or midazolam, two drugs used to render prisoners unconscious.
An Ohio woman accused of killing her three sons over a 13-month period out of jealousy at the attention her husband paid them has been indicted on aggravated murder charges and could face the death penalty. A woman accused of killing her three young sons over a 13-month period out of jealousy at the attention her husband paid them was indicted Tuesday on aggravated murder charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence.