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1 hr ago | KAUZ

Mali coup leader faces possible death penalty

The National Rifle Association's annual meeting is bringing a renewed push for a law requiring all 50 states to recognize concealed carry gun permits from other states.


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2 hrs ago | The Economist

Capital punishment: The slow death of the death penalty

ON THE afternoon of March 19th a ragtag group of protesters gathered outside the Huntsville Unit, home to America's busiest execution chamber.


Related Topix: Texas

3 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Death penalty sought in Springfield antifreeze killings

Greene County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a Springfield woman accused of killing her husband and son with antifreeze.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Springfield, MO, Greene County, MO, Criminal Defense Law, Law

3 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Prosecutors urge death penalty in sailor's slaying

Prosecutors have urged a federal jury to impose the death penalty on an ex-Marine who murdered a Navy sailor, saying it's the only adequate punishment for a man who has committed a series of sexually motivated attacks.


6 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Haslam: Prayer To Help Guide Execution Decisions

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said he will rely on prayer and advice from experts when he is faced with last-minute appeals from death row inmates facing execution.


Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors

10 hrs ago | Morning Journal

Traditional foes back mercy for condemned killer

Lawyers on opposite sides of the death penalty agree that a condemned Ohio killer set to die next month should be spared.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Prosecutors: - Heinous, cruel' crime deserves death penalty

Kyle Trevor Flack, 28, swung side-to-side in his chair Tuesday morning in Franklin County District Court as he listened to prosecutors say they would seek the death penalty against him in a spring 2013 quadruple homicide at a rural home west of Ottawa where Bailey and her 18-month-old daughter, Lana Bailey, were killed with a shotgun in the master ... (more)


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime, Ottawa, KS, Franklin County, KS

Free Republic

IRS Gives 'Death Penalty' to Conservative Critic

When the IRS revokes tax-exempt status of a 501 organization, the sanction is considered so severe that tax practitioners refer to it as the 'death penalty.'


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Texas


State Rests In Punishment Phase Of Death Penalty Trial

The state rested late Wednesday morning in Waco in the punishment phase of the death penalty trial of Us Carnell Petetan of Port Arthur, whom jurors found guilty of capital murder Monday evening in the slaying of his estranged wife and the abduction of her daughter.


Related Topix: Waco, TX, Violent Crime

Denver Post

James Holmes to appeal psychiatric exam order in theater shooting case

Advisement hearing for James Holmes, Tuesday morning June 4, 2013 at the Arapahoe County Justice Center.


Related Topix: Aurora, CO


Catherine Ashton condemns shooting of Belarusian student

EU's High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton 'strongly condemned' the execution of Pavel Selyun, sentenced to death penalty.


San Diego Source

Favor it or not, death penalty changes needed

Few topics divide California as consistently or as evenly as the death penalty. The last time voters had their say on it, they opted by a vote of just over 51-49 percent to keep it around.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Prosecutors await decision on death penalty in Tacony dungeon case

FEDERAL prosecutors in Philadelphia are awaiting a decision by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on whether the government should seek the death penalty for Linda Ann Weston.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Daily Herald

Virginia death penalty case shifts focus to slain Zion girls

An Illinois grandfather shook in the witness chair as he told jurors about discovering his 8-year-old granddaughter and her best friend dead from stab wounds in a park where they had been playing, an attack prosecutors say was committed by an ex-Marine now on trial for his life in another killing.


Related Topix: Illinois, Violent Crime, US Military, US Navy

Daily Mail

Ex-marine facing death penalty for murder of two little girls as...

The rise of Philadelphia's preppy drug gang: How rich leader, 25, moved home after splitting up with his girlfriend, 40, and then hired 18-year-old partner who dropped out of college with lacrosse injury 'You're dying... b****!' Court hears audio tape homeowner made of himself shooting dead injured teen burglars with 'clean finishing shot to the ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Illinois

The Orlando Sentinel

Robert Hendrix, who killed husband, wife, to be executed | Video

Bobby Hendrix slashed his cousin's throat, put a bullet in his head and clubbed him with the gun so many times that the trigger broke off in the victim's scalp.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court

Critics: Supreme Court task force's death penalty recommendations would create legal...

A series of capital punishment reforms being considered by a state Supreme Court task force would "render Ohio's death penalty inoperable," according to a draft report being circulated by critics on the panel, including many county prosecutors.


The Kansas City Star

Death penalty sought in Kansas quadruple murder case

Prosecutors filed notice Tuesday that they will seek the death penalty for a man charged in the shotgun killings of four people in Franklin County, Kan., last year.


Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Franklin County, KS, University of Missouri, US Governors

Prosecutors seeking death penalty in quadruple homicide case

Prosecutors Tuesday morning said they would seek the death penalty against Kyle T. Flack, 28, in a spring 2013 quadruple homicide at a rural home west of Ottawa, but he won't face trial until fall 2015.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ottawa, KS

3 things punishable by death in the past

The death penalty is a highly controversial topic today, but it still exists in many countries including India, but is mostly restricted to crimes like treason and murder.