1 hr ago | The Tallahassee O
A trial is supposed to be a search for the truth. That can never be more important than in a death penalty case, when someone's life is at stake.
4 hrs ago | KBOI-AM Boise
An Idaho prosecutor says he won't seek the death penalty when Lacey Mark Sivak is resentenced this fall.
4 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News
The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood attack wants to represent himself at his upcoming murder trial, which means he could question the nearly three dozen soldiers he's accused of wounding in the shooting rampage.
6 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington
The attorney for a man charged with raping a 10-year-old girl and killing her mother in an upstate New York carjacking wants to add an expert on death penalty cases to the defense team in case federal prosecutors bring more charges and seek his execution.
10 hrs ago | USA Today
The governor of Colorado on Wednesday indefinitely delayed the execution of a man convicted of killing four people, citing doubts about the death penalty.
13 hrs ago | New York Daily News
Jodi Arias says she doesn't want to die and that she has resisted suicidal urges for her family's sake.
14 hrs ago | Post and Courier
Kenneth Justus, a death-row inmate at Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville, was found dead in his cell Tuesday morning, authorities said.
18 hrs ago | KMAG99.1
Dr. Lillian Glass says Arias came off as arrogant and entitled in an Arizona courtroom today.
Michael Swayngim, 25, could face the death penalty if found guilty of the first-degree murder of his four-year-old son.
No prison can contain the fury of a Philadelphia boxer-turned-drug kingpin who killed a dozen people, including two women and four children trapped in a retaliatory firebombing, prosecutors told a federal jury Tuesday.
I recently met Florida death penalty exonerees 23 and 24. They are, respectively, Herman Lindsey of Pompano Beach and Seth Penalver of Fort Lauderdale.
Progressive protests against a wave of conservative legislation in the North Carolina State House show little sign of weakening at the one month milestone.
Hearing on the radio that a violent storm was approaching her rural Oklahoma neighborhood, Lindsay Carter took advantage of the advanced warning, gathered her belongings and fled.
Jurors will begin deliberations Tuesday to determine whether the death penalty should be an option for sentencing Jodi Arias, convicted of murdering her lover in 2008.
There are 61 women on death row in the United States, making up fewer than 2% of the 3,125 inmates sentenced to die, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.
THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE has expressed serious concern over Papua New Guinea's announcement that it will resume the death penalty more than half a century since it last carried out an execution, stressing this would represent "a major setback" for the country.
The details of what happened last month still have the city and police department in a state of shock.