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45 min ago |

Brunswick man accused of killing mother, could face death penalty if convicted

A grand jury indicted James D. Tench, 28, on three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Brunswick, OH, Medina County, OH

45 min ago | ABA Journal

Judge nixes convicted murderer's request for death penalty

Sentenced to 95 years for shooting a man outside an Indiana bar, including a 30-year enhancement for being a habitual offender, Walter Leach has asked for the death penalty.


3 hrs ago | News Max

Ex-Prosecutor: Botched Executions Stir Debate on Death Penalty

Botched executions are creating a "national schizophrenia" on the death penalty, former federal prosecutor Bruce Reinhart told Newsmax TV's "America's Forum" on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

7 hrs ago | The Robesonian

No margin for error with the death penalty

But there is no study that has ever shown that the death penalty acts as a deterrent.


Related Topix: Opinion

11 hrs ago |

Journalists, ACLU sue Oklahoma over botched death penalty, The Oklahoman reports

John Walters, Jana Lewis-Harkins, Fannie Bates and Aaron Baker, from left, hold a banner during a protest at the Governor's Mansion in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, over the planned execution of two inmates.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, ACLU, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Should death penalty be abolished?

According to a media report Law Commission of India is considering reviewing the death penalty.


WTOK-TV Meridian

AG Gets More Time to File Response

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has until Sept. 26 to file a response to Charles Ray Crawford's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction.


Related Topix: Tippah County, MS

KFMB-TV San Diego

Ex-Marine pleads not guilty in murder of Erin Corwin; Coroner seals autopsy

Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, entered the plea Tuesday to first-degree murder with a special allegation of lying in wait.


Related Topix: San Bernardino County, CA, Joshua Tree, CA

Hickenlooper brings death penalty to front and center of gubernatorial campaign

The death penalty has in many ways become the poster child for Governor John Hickenlooper 's political indecisiveness.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper

Daily Reporter

Couple plead guilty in man's Craigslist killing

A newlywed couple charged in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through a Craigslist ad offering companionship pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and face mandatory sentences of life without parole.


Related Topix: Northumberland County, PA, Sunbury, PA, Selinsgrove, PA


Craigslist killers plead guilty to thrill murder

Accused Craigslist killers Miranda and Elytte Barbour pleaded guilty Tuesday to murdering a man for thrills in Pennsylvania last year.


Related Topix: Local Search, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Northumberland County, PA

The Beaumont Enterprise

The death penalty in Texas

Texas built a worldwide reputation on the death penalty as it executed more inmates than any other state in the nation since 1982.


Daily Mail

Satanic Craigslist killer Miranda Barbour dodges death penalty after pleading guilty

Fiancee of dead Marine pleads for thief to return purse containing a poem she wrote that was found in hero's helmet when he was killed Man, 32, is left with brain damage after being attacked by gang of 20 black men in parking lot after being told Waffle House 'wasn't safe for white people after Ferguson' Burger King faces backlash as it confirms ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Sunbury, PA

KWQC-TV Davenport

Court broadens scope of Iowa death penalty retrial

An appeals court says the death penalty retrial for an Iowa woman convicted of helping kill five people in 1993 will be broader than the trial judge wanted.


Related Topix: US News, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Thanh Nein News

Vietnam man gets death for killing ex-girlfriend, sharing on Facebook

Dang Van Khuyen, 29, was sentenced to death for killing his ex-girlfriend in a trial in Ho Chi Minh City on August 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Vietnam, Social Software,

DNA India

High Court upholds death penalty of 3 youths for rape, murder of girl

The Delhi High Court today upheld the death sentence of three youths for abducting, gangraping and killing a 19-year-old girl here, saying the case fell within the realms of the "rarest of rare" category and the convicts acted as "predators" who defiled the victim's body.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Portsmouth Today

Lawyer marks end of death penalty

Umar Khan, criminal defence specialist, from Swain & Co solicitors in Havant, said: 'There has always been a very real chance of an innocent person being killed but essentially I oppose the killing of a fellow human being in what is a degrading and brutal way.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

Northern Territory News

A beheading every day this month

A PERSON has been put to death in Saudi Arabia almost every day this month with the country expected to have added to that figure with the execution of its 23rd inmate yesterday.


Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Tennessee to seek death penalty in strangulation of 79-year-old man

CLINTON - Anderson County District Attorney General Dave Clark announced Monday the state will seek the execution of a man alleged to have choked his elderly uncle to death and the execution of the man's girlfriend, who is accused of watching the slaying.


Related Topix: Anderson County, TN

The Times-Picayune

Telly Hankton gang death penalty decision due in January

Federal prosecutors have until January to decide whether they will seek the death penalty for notorious New Orleans crime boss Telly Hankton and members of his gang.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, New Orleans, LA, US News