Death Penalty Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Haddon Heights shooter Leslie Nelson loses appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Philly.com

    ... 2007, prosecutors agreed to abandon a third attempt to obtain a death sentence. New Jersey would abolish the death penalty months later. Under the agreement, Nelson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to back-to-back life terms in prison. She will not ...

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  2. Man on death row for Broward triple-murder to get new trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Hastings Tribune

    A man on death row since 2000 for a Broward County triple murder will get a new trial after the Supreme Court ruled that his defense attorney made serious mistakes and there was a lack of evidence to convict in a case that drew protests from Spanish officials who oppose the death penalty.

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  3. Death penalty upheld for man convicted of killing 4 peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | SFGate

    The state Supreme Court upheld a Stockton man's death sentence Thursday for murdering four people in 1997 with a gun he had stolen from the van of an Alameda County sheriff's deputy. In the unanimous ruling, the court rejected defense arguments that police had coerced Louis Peoples into confessing to the murders during a marathon interrogation after his arrest.

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  4. Dad indicted for first degree murder in death of babyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... the case. On Thursday she said a decision had not yet been made regarding whether the state would pursue the death penalty in the case. The DeFuniak Springs Police Department initially arrested Castillo, 25, on Oct. 22 on an aggravated child abuse ...

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  5. 2 teens suspected in killings of woman and teen girl in Montecito Heights parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Whittier Daily News

    ... his age, even though he is being prosecuted as an adult. Prosecutors will decide later whether to pursue the death penalty for Echeverria. Police had not previously divulged a cause of death of the victims, saying only that their bodies showed signs ...

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  6. Notorious 'affluenza teen' has famous Jewish predecessors: Leopold and LoebRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

    ... But the families wanted their kids to survive, even if in jail - as did Darrow, an ardent opponent of the death penalty. He changed their plea to guilty, essentially avoiding a trial and going straight to a sentencing hearing. For 12 hours, Darrow ...

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  7. Did Missouri Violate Tax Laws by Paying Executioners $250K in Cash?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | FindLaw

    Traditionally executioners wore hoods as it has always been understood that the business of death is grizzly . This is all the more true when the executioner is an authority, and that perhaps explains why the state of Missouri is reportedly paying its death penalty bills with, well, unmarked bills, envelopes stuffed with cash.

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  8. Super Bowl Picks, State Fair, UCF Data BreachRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Patch.com

    ... year Buffett and Hugh have made picks for the big game. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that deemed Florida's death penalty sentencing process unconstitutional has opened the door for a new appeal from convicted cop killer Donate Morris. Football fans ...

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  9. U.N. panel rebukes Iran for allowing sex, execution at 9 years oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | GhanaWeb

    ... Mezmur told a news briefing. "The age of criminal responsibility is very low and there are instances where the death penalty can apply for persons below the age of 18 or for offences they committed while below the age of 18," Mezmur said. There were ...

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  10. Execution Stayed for Michael Lambrix Amid Challenges To Florida's Heavy-Handed Death Penalty SchemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    ... leading to a retrial the following year. During the second trial, eight out of 12 jurors recommended the death penalty-a simple majority-sending Lambrix to death row according to Florida law. Lambrix's side of the story, publicized by Amnesty ...

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  11. Pair accused of kidnapping, killing Baton Rouge couple indicted on 1st degree murder chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A grand jury has indicted the two men accused of being involved in the kidnapping and murder of a Baton Rouge couple on two counts each of first degree murder. District Attorney Hillar Moore says the death penalty is now on the table.

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  12. VIDEO: Missing Dog Leads to BeatingRead the original story

    Friday Jan 22 | The Wichita Eagle

    Wichita police discuss how an ongoing argument over a woman led to a fatal shooting last week. Schmidt says state Supreme Court was "mistaken" in ruling overturned by U.S. Supreme Court, but that it's far from the final word on appeals in the death penalty case of Reginald and Jonathan Carr.

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  13. Kansas Supreme Court selection change dies in House final voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... Opponents have called the effort a power grab to select judges that agree with their views on topics like the death penalty or abortion. Both Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt have called for voters to have a say on the selection system. ...

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  14. Supreme Court Rules That Juveniles Sentenced to Life Can Appeal for ParoleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | JD Journal

    ... harsh sentences for juveniles. In 2005, the court ruled in Roper v. Simmons that sentencing juveniles to the death penalty was unconstitutional. In 2010, the court decided in Graham v. Florida that sentencing juveniles to life without parole was ...

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  15. Lacking enough execution drugs, Virginia eyes electric chairRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Loudoun Times

    ... and forcing lawmakers across the country to scramble for other options. "If states want to carry out the death penalty, they may be facing a choice. What kind of executions do they think their constituents will stomach?" said Robert Dunham, ...

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  16. San Jose: DA to seek death penalty in brutal baby rape, killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Inside Bay Area

    Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen will seek the death penalty against a man charged with forcing a 16-month-old boy into a sex act so brutal that it tore up his lips and throat before suffocating him, the Mercury News learned Wednesday. Rosen's decision to pursue a capital case against 42-year-old Alejandro Benitez, in an era when opposition to the death penalty continues to rise in California, is the second time he has opted for the ultimate punishment against a defendant since taking office five years ago.

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  17. Floyd Bledsoe and 'Making a Murderer' spur interest in exoneration movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Capital-Journal

    ... its battles. Unlike the national Innocence Project and Bledsoe, MIP has not called for a moratorium on the death penalty but has advocated for mandatory recordings of police interrogations. "We're not a political organization but we try to push and ...

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  18. Cop killer Dontae Morris seeks to overturn death sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | St. Petersburg Times

    The convicted killer of two Tampa police officers wants his death sentence reduced to life as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down Florida's death penalty sentencing law. Dontae Morris, 30, is on death row at Florida State Prison in Starke, where he is also serving a life term for a third Tampa murder.

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  19. U.N. panel rebukes Iran for allowing sex, execution at nine years oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Reuters

    ... Mezmur told a news briefing. "The age of criminal responsibility is very low and there are instances where the death penalty can apply for persons below the age of 18 or for offences they committed while below the age of 18," Mezmur said. There were ...

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  20. 11 get death penalty for killing Bengal womanRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Newkerala.com

    Kolkata, Feb 4 : A West Bengal court on Thursday awarded death penalty to 11 people convicted of murdering a woman over a land dispute in Nadia district. The Nadia district court sentenced to death the 11 people who had shot dead Aparna Bag during her attempt to prevent them from grabbing land in Joyghata panchayat in Krishnagunge on November 23, 2014.

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