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Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett has issued his thirty-sixth execution warrant.
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The California Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty verdict against Gene Estel McCurdy, 54, who was found guilty 17 years ago of murdering 8-year-old Maria Piceno of Lemoore.
A prosecutor filed court papers Tuesday seeking the death penalty against a man charged with murder in the killing of an Indianapolis police officer during a shootout in an alley.
A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against a white suburban police officer who fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The state Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a southwest Missouri man who admitted raping and killing a 9-year-old girl.
Opponents of capital punishment say unease with allowing government the power to kill is growing within the libertarian wing of the Kansas Republican Party, and predict it will help with their repeal efforts.
New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman and other advocates on Monday rallied outside of City Hall demanding an end to the punishment.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper admitted what many people suspected when he told a Denver Fox 31 reporter that he no longer supports the death penalty, a reversal of his position during the 2010 campaign.
India is confronting the prospect of hanging two sisters convicted of abducting and murdering young children - the first time it would have used the death sentence against women.
That's really all we know for sure. Well, we also know that Brown didn't have a gun and the police officer, obviously, had one.
One of the defendants suspected in the shooting deaths of two livery cab drivers in the Bronx has been assigned a defense lawyer that is experienced in death penalty cases.
Saudi Arabia executed four people from the same family Monday for attempting to smuggle "large quantities" of hashish into the kingdom, officials and a rights group said.
Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi will have to stay on and advise Jodi Arias as she represents herself at her penalty phase retrial in September, Judge Sherry Stephens has ruled.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he'll leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London "soon" after living there for two years to avoid extradition to Sweden.
The alleged triggerman in the killing of four people is fighting the prosecutor's request for the death penalty and asking a judge to grant him permission to marry.
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Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 06:09 am
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