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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Man sentenced to life in prison in murder, rape of 9-year-old

The Smithville man suspected of murdering a 9-year-old girl in December admitted to committing the acts and was sentenced to two life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday The Smithville , OH man accused of raping and killing 9-year-old Reann Murphy has plead guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

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6 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Criminal Defense Law, Law

6 hrs ago | KEPR CBS 19

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Prison, Mary Fallin, US Governors

9 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Hulsey sentenced to death in murder of Glendale officer

The jury was unanimous in reaching the verdict and Hulsey stood and applauded when the verdict was read, saying, "Good job," twice, CBS 5 News' Jonathan Lowe tweeted.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

11 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Sabrina Zunich pleads guilty to killing stepmom; Lorain church catches fire; Brunswick man facing death penalty: Northeast Ohio News Links

As Sabrina Zunich answered questions in Lake County Common Pleas Court before pleading guilty to killing her foster mother, she appeared to realize the enormity of what she had done and the future she faced.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Lorain, OH, Brunswick, OH

15 hrs ago | WBTV

DA files motion for death penalty in Maggie Daniels' death

The Catawba County District Attorney has filed a motion to seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing a popular Newton-Conover teacher .

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Related Topix: Catawba County, NC, Violent Crime, Conover, NC

15 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Catawba prosecutor to seek death penalty in teacher Maggie Daniels' killing

The Catawba County District Attorney has filed a motion to seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing a popular Newton-Conover teacher .

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Catawba, NC, Catawba County, NC, Conover, NC

16 hrs ago | NewsBusters.org

Leftists Who Trashed 'No Angel' Term In NY Times for...

The hypersensitive leftists who screamed in social media at The New York Times over using the term "no angel" to describe Michael Brown after he was shot dead in Ferguson ought to read Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple.

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Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing

20 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Egypt says Morsi 'gave security papers to Qatar'

Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar "documents relevant to national security," state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Middle East, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Daily Courier

Defendant's loss is taxpayers' gain as one lawyer is cut from murder case

Robert W. Wiesner, facing the death penalty in a 2010 murder, has one less attorney after a judge granted public defender John Napper's motion to release attorney Tom Kelly to save taxpayer dollars.

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Related Topix: Seligman, AZ, Yavapai County, AZ

WFTV Orlando

Man gets life for Lakeland police officer killing

A Polk County judge sentenced 21-year-old Kyle Williams on Tuesday. A jury convicted him last week of first-degree murder.

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Cleveland.com

Brunswick man accused of killing mother, could face death penalty if convicted

A grand jury indicted James D. Tench, 28, on three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Brunswick, OH, Medina County, OH

ABA Journal

Judge nixes convicted murderer's request for death penalty

Sentenced to 95 years for shooting a man outside an Indiana bar, including a 30-year enhancement for being a habitual offender, Walter Leach has asked for the death penalty.

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News Max

Ex-Prosecutor: Botched Executions Stir Debate on Death Penalty

Botched executions are creating a "national schizophrenia" on the death penalty, former federal prosecutor Bruce Reinhart told Newsmax TV's "America's Forum" on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Robesonian

No margin for error with the death penalty

But there is no study that has ever shown that the death penalty acts as a deterrent.

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Related Topix: Opinion

NOLA.com

Journalists, ACLU sue Oklahoma over botched death penalty, The Oklahoman reports

John Walters, Jana Lewis-Harkins, Fannie Bates and Aaron Baker, from left, hold a banner during a protest at the Governor's Mansion in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, over the planned execution of two inmates.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, ACLU, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Merinews

Should death penalty be abolished?

According to a media report Law Commission of India is considering reviewing the death penalty.

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WTOK-TV Meridian

AG Gets More Time to File Response

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has until Sept. 26 to file a response to Charles Ray Crawford's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction.

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Related Topix: Tippah County, MS

KFMB-TV San Diego

Ex-Marine pleads not guilty in murder of Erin Corwin; Coroner seals autopsy

Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, entered the plea Tuesday to first-degree murder with a special allegation of lying in wait.

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Related Topix: San Bernardino County, CA, Joshua Tree, CA

Examiner.com

Hickenlooper brings death penalty to front and center of gubernatorial campaign

The death penalty has in many ways become the poster child for Governor John Hickenlooper 's political indecisiveness.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper

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