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  1. As You Were Saying...Spare bomb survivors trial traumaRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Boston Herald

    Federal prosecutors have an important decision to make in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, whose trial begins in January. Will they insist on the death penalty, or will they take a sentence of life imprisonment in exchange for a guilty plea? In about half the federal cases where the government initially seeks death, it takes it off the table before trial.


  2. EU urges Pakistan to push for repeal of blasphemy lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    ... ... with a review to repealing the laws." It also "calls on the government of Pakistan to abolish the death penalty, including for blasphemy or apostasy." Around 50 MEP's meanwhile wrote to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urging her to ...


  3. Illinois high court refuses to hear Sheley appealRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

    ... mains with Gov. Jay Nixon, and there is no timeline for the governor to act. Unlike Illinois, Missouri has the death penalty. But Missouri prosecutors haven't said if they will pursue it in Sheley's case.


  4. Republican appeals judge opposes death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    Judge Tom Price of Dallas, one of nine members of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, wrote Wednesday that he has "given a substantial amount of consideration to the propriety of the death penalty as a form of punishment for those who commit capital murder, and I now believe that it should be abolished." That statement came in a six-page dissent after the court, in a 6-3 vote, rejected the latest effort to stay the execution of Death Row inmate Scott Panetti, a diagnosed schizophrenic who is scheduled to be put to death on Dec. 3. But Kristin Houlé, the executive director of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, said Price is the first statewide Republican judge she is aware of who has publicly opposed the death penalty.


  5. DA to announce death penalty decisionRead the original story

    Thursday |

    District Attorney Jim Woodall plans to announce next month if he'll seek the death penalty against two men accused of murdering a University of North Carolina professor. Woodall said his decision will be announced at the defendants' next hearing, set for Dec. 16 in Orange County court.


  6. STATE v. MILESRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | FindLaw

    ... 11 years after sentencing, because her lawyer told her she had no chance of acquittal and would receive the death penalty or a hard 40 life sentence if she exercised her right to jury trial. Miles also alleged that she did not understand the length ...


  7. Saving Kenya's babies born of incestRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newsday

    ... involved but of the child born from the forbidden union. And while it is not legal for a community to impose a death penalty - only a judge can do this - in rural areas it is part of customary laws as such babies are considered cursed. The Bukusu ...


  8. Colorado Governor Hickenlooper looks to second term after bruising campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

    ... in-state tuition and increased renewable energy mandates at the same time he reversed his stance on the death penalty . Hickenlooper also made missteps , and the campaign hurt his once-impenetrable popularity. Days before the election, a Democratic ...


  9. Nevada justices uphold death penalty for Las Vegas killerRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The Nevada Supreme Court Wednesday rejected the petition of death-row killer James Ray Walker, who claimed his attorney was incompetent at trial. Walker was convicted in 2007 of the fatal stabbing of Las Vegas resident Christine Anziano, who he robbed as she was leaving a Sav-On drugstore at Lamb Boulevard and Bonanza Road on Aug. 23, 2003.


  10. Okla. beheading victim tried to fight off attacker: autopsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | New York Daily News

    ... ch-long cooking knife. Prosecutors have charged Alton Nolen, 30, with first-degree murder and plan to seek the death penalty. Police say Nolen attacked Hufford after learning he'd been suspended from his job at the plant.


  11. SC upholds death penalty in 2008 Nagpur murder caseRead the original story

    Thursday |

    The Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty of a 53-year-old man charged for raping and killing a four year-old girl in Nagpur in 2008, according to reports. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra on Wednesday reportedly stated that it was a 'barbaric crime against the soul of the society and the offender would remain a menace'.


  12. When Does the Use of Drones Turn into Abuse?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | American Thinker

    ... y peers guaranteed under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The question of whether he deserved the death penalty for his crimes is entirely separate from the question of whether he deserved to be stripped of the basic civil


  13. Autopsy suggests beheading victim fought backRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | USA Today

    ... osecutors have charged 30-year-old Alton Nolen with first-degree murder in the case and say they will seek the death penalty.


  14. Texas Execution Nears For Murderer Whose Competence Was DebatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | KUT-FM Austin

    ... thought he was acting oddly, and they called in a psychiatrist to evaluate him," says Kathryn Kase, his death penalty lawyer. "And the psychiatrist realized that he was experiencing auditory and visual hallucinations, and at the age of 20 he ...


  15. Autopsy Suggests Moore Beheading Victim Fought BackRead the original story

    Wednesday | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    ... have charged 30-year-old Alton Nolen with first-degree murder in the case and say they will seek the death penalty. Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was ...


  16. Arizona appeals panel rules no secret testimony in...Read the original story

    Wednesday | WHTC

    An Arizona appeals court tossed out a ruling on Wednesday by a judge presiding over the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias to allow a witness to testify out of the public eye. Arias, who faces the death penalty, was found guilty at a sensational trial last year of killing her 30-year-old ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix-area home.


  17. Appeals court judge declares against death penaltyRead the original story

    Wednesday | KSWO

    A judge on the state's top criminal court has declared that he now believes the death penalty should be abolished as a punishment for capital murder. By a 6-3 vote, the court Wednesday refused death row inmate Scott Panetti a stay of execution because of mental illness.


  18. Court noted that rape of an innocent child was destruction and devastation of social trust.Read the original story

    Wednesday | The Indian Express

    Describing rape of a child as "an anathema to the social balance" and an offender as a "menace to the society", the Supreme Court Wednesday handed down death penalty to a man, convicted of raping and murdering a four-year-old girl in 2008. A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra threw out the appeal of Vasanta Sampat Dupare, 51, and held that the convict deserved nothing but the capital punishment for exhibiting the "gratification of pervert lust and brutish carnality," and making an infant girl "the prey of such degradation and depravity".


  19. Man Convicted of Quadruple Murder Faces Death PenaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | NBC Los Angeles

    Corey Lynn King, 24, was found guilty this week of four murder counts, with special circumstances making him eligible for the death penalty when his sentencing begins next month. A 24-year-old Altadena man found guilty of a quadruple murder this week will again face the jury that convicted him, when they decide whether he will get the death penalty or life in prison without parole.


  20. Autopsy released of Moore beheading victimRead the original story

    Wednesday | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    An autopsy on the woman who was beheaded at a Moore food plant says she died from decapitation that resulted from multiple sharp force trauma to her neck. Prosecutors have charged 30-year-old Alton Nolen with first-degree murder in the case and say they will seek the death penalty.