THE NEW FORTY An eye for an eye...
I was happy to learn that the prosecutors involved in Sherry Arnold's murder case are going to be seeking the death penalty.I believe firmly that the two men accused of kidnapping and murdering Sherry... Posted on 4/27/12 at 6:53 PM
The state that was the first to pass a law prohibiting the execution of mentally disabled death row inmates is revisiting a requirement for defendants to prove the disability beyond a reasonable doubt — the strictest burden of proof in the nation.
What many don’t know is that while then-U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Drew Wrigley was prosecuting Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. for Dru Sjodin’s abduction and murder, Kathleen Wrigley was embroiled in her own very personal death penalty ordeal.
Prosecutors and the family of a slain police officer, in turn, say justice has finally been served. But Troy Davis' supporters were many, including former President Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI, a former FBI director, the NAACP, several conservative figures and many celebrities, including hip-hop star Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.
Texas executed a Mexican citizen Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after he and the White House pleaded in vain for a Supreme Court stay, saying he was denied help from his home country that could have helped him avoid the death penalty.
Prosecutor Gail Levine made the announcement this morning as Jorge and Carmen Barahona appeared in a Miami-Dade County courtroom. The Barahonas, who face first-degree murder charges and a slew of child abuse and neglect charges, both pleaded not guilty.
The Democrat signed legislation Wednesday abandoning capital punishment, two months after Illinois lawmakers voted to do the same and more than a decade after former Gov. George Ryan imposed a moratorium because of concern that innocent people could be put to death.
The family of an Ohio storekeeper fatally shot in the head during a 1994 robbery opposes the upcoming execution of the man convicted of the crime, arguing it won't change anything and they're satisfied with a life sentence.
Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati and Bishop Frederick Campbell of Columbus are among 10 Catholic church leaders in Ohio who have signed a statement urging the state to stop using the death penalty, weeks after an Ohio Supreme Court justice issued the same call.
The sole U.S. manufacturer of a key lethal injection drug said Friday it is ending production because of death-penalty opposition overseas — a move that could delay executions across the United States.
Teresa Lewis, 41, was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men to kill her husband and stepson in October 2002 so she could collect on a quarter-million dollar insurance pay out. The nation's high court refused Tuesday to intervene.
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