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2 hrs ago | ABC News
A Honolulu courtroom is set to become the scene of a death penalty trial even though Hawaii abolished capital punishment in 1957.
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4 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press
During jury selection in the John Moses Ragin capital case Thursday, one of Ragin's lawyers began informing jurors one-by-one that if only one of 12 jurors wanted to spare the defendant, that one view would prevail.
8 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat
New Hampshire's Supreme Court is set to rule on a motion by lawyers for the state's only death row convict to disqualify the attorney general's office from handling Michael Addison's appeal because the office hired a key member of his defense team.
An inmate who killed a Colorado prison guard pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Thursday to avoid the death penalty.
The prosecution announced today it will not seek the death penalty against a transient charged with murdering an 89-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman in the senior citizen's Culver City home nearly three years ago.
Richard Roszkowski, a former tree cutter with a record of drug and burglary convictions, has been found guilty of fatally shooting his former neighbor, Holly Flannery; her 9-year-old daughter, Kylie; and Thomas Gaudet, a landscaper from Milford, in 2006, in front of a half-dozen horrified witnesses.
Alabama is the latest state to try to keep secret the makers and suppliers of the state's execution drugs.
A bill to make secret the names of people involved in state executions and of the makers of drugs used in lethal injections could be debated in the Alabama House of Representatives as early as today.
A southwestern Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty in the beating death of her 4-year-old son as jury selection continues for the death penalty trial of her boyfriend.
Prairie Village native Tom Goldstein testifies Wednesday about being exonerated after serving 24 years in California prisons for a crime he didn't commit.
Kansas death penalty opponents say a bill that would shorten the appeals process amount to a "leaky Band-Aid" on a broken system.
Like other states, Delaware prison officials have found it difficult to get the drugs used in lethal injections because major manufacturers several years ago began prohibiting the use of their products in executions out of ethical concerns and fearing the unwanted publicity.
More than a decade after he beat a corrections officer to death, opening arguments began Wednesday in the death penalty case against Edward Montour.
A San Diego jury has deadlocked on whether two alleged leaders of a violent Mexican drug gang should receive the death penalty.
A man who was in charge of executions in Georgia has begun campaigning against the death penalty to ease his "tremendous guilt."
The candidates spoke Tuesday at a forum hosted by WMAQ-TV. They are state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, businessman Bruce Rauner and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford.