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State panel: No death penalty for mentally ill

A state panel reviewing Ohio's administration of the death penalty has recommended barring capital punishment against those who are seriously mentally ill or in cases that rely on the testimony of jailhouse informants.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Pensacola News Journal

Jury recommends death penalty for Joshua Douglas

An Escambia County jury has unanimously recommended the death penalty for a man who was convicted last week of sexually assaulting and killing a Pensacola woman.

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Related Topix: Escambia County, FL, Pensacola, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Examiner.com

KC Jewish Center killings: KKK calls for death penalty if shooter found guilty

In a move that has people either scratching their heads in confused disbelief or spitting mad with disgust, the recent shotgun killings by a reported ex-member of the KKK has drawn the harshest of condemnation from two highly unlikely organizations - the Ku Klux Klan as well as the Aryan Nation, as reported by both USA Today and WDAF Fox-4 Kansas ... (more)

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India.com

Rape heinous crime but against blanket death penalty: Mulayam

New Delhi, April 15: Amid a controversy over his remarks opposing death penalty for rape, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has told the NCW that he holds rape to be a heinous crime deserving stern punishment but believed that capital punishment should be used only in the rarest of rare cases.

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Connecticut Post

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison

Daily Reporter

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

The death penalty has strong public support in Texas. Political candidates don't dare get in the way of the state's use of the ultimate punishment.

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National Public Radio

Texas Candidate Faces Thorny Death Penalty Choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison

Northern Michigan News

Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges

Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Missouri

Los Angeles Times

Sex offenders accused of killing 4 O.C. women could face death penalty

Two registered sex offenders could face the death penalty in slaying of 4 women Two homeless sex offenders accused of killing four women in Orange County could face the death penalty after being charged with m urder in the commission of rape and lying in wait, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Orange County, CA

Patch.com

Maryland Governor to Be Honored for Fight Against Death Penalty

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to accept the Mario Cuomo Acts of Courage Award from Death Penalty Focus at its awards dinner Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, CA, for sponsoring a bill repealing capital punishment .

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Related Topix: US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore County, MD

News 4 Jax

Murder conviction, death penalty upheld

The Florida Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction and death sentence for Toney Deron Davis.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Patch.com

Man Gets Life For Killing Ex-Girlfriend In Front Of Children

By Megan Taros A judge sentenced a Cumming man to life without the possibility of parole on Friday after he admitted to killing his former girlfriend in front of their children.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Canton, GA

SeacoastOnline

Time to repeal the death penalty in New Hampshire

Earlier this year, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted in favor of overturning the death penalty in New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Baxter Bulletin

Missouri man pleads guilty to murder

A Missouri man was sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to the firebombing murder of 56-year-old Theodosia, Mo., resident Charles Earl Peterson.

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Related Topix: Theodosia, MO, Ozark County, MO, Mountain Grove, MO

Graham Leader

SD jury sentences man to death in carjack killing

A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Sioux Falls, SD

ABC News

SD Jury Sentences Man to Death in Carjack Killing

A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Sioux Falls, SD

Brandon Sun

US woman convicted of killing husband with hammer found to be eligible for execution

Jurors decided on Monday that a U.S. woman convicted of killing her husband with a hammer is eligible for the death penalty after prosecutors argued that she carried out the brutal killing so she could collect life-insurance money.

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Palo Alto Weekly

Nine purported gang members could face death penalty

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe announced March 24, 2014, the indictment of 16 people on alleged gang-related charges from murder and attempted murder to attempted robbery and bribery.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, East Palo Alto, CA

KTAR

Jury reaches verdict on whether Arizona woman qualifies for death penalty

Jurors have reached a verdict Monday on whether an Arizona woman convicted of fatally beating her husband with a hammer qualifies for the death penalty.

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ThinkProgress

Four People Could Face Execution Again After Their Death Sentences Were Thrown Out In Court

Four people in North Carolina removed from death row could soon face the death penalty again.

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Related Topix: ACLU, US News, Liberal Political News

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