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3 more warrants unsealed in Maggie Daniels' homicide case

We will have the latest on what is in the warrants released Friday on Eyewitness News at 5 and 6 p.m. Early Thursday, Eyewitness News obtained search warrants in the Maggie Daniels murder case that were unsealed by a judge and shed light on how she was killed.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Daily Journal

Hearing will determine if man competent for death penalty

The man sentenced to death for murdering a Franklin College student 17 years ago understands why he's on death row, but his attorneys say he doesn't comprehend that his execution will mean the end of his life.

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Related Topix: Franklin College

KTAR

Inmate accused of killing brother heard voices before allegedly killing cellmate

An inmate accused of fatally beating and stabbing his cellmate in a Phoenix-area jail told investigators that he heard voices just before the attack telling him "it's either him or me," according to police reports.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Phoenix, AZ, Maricopa County, AZ

WALB-TV Albany

Warren Hill poses new challenge for Ga. death penalty

South Georgia Medical Center has been using the robot for about four years now, but wants the public to be more aware of it so that more people may consult their doctor about using it.

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Related Topix: HealthSouth Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Medicine, South Georgia Medical Center, Healthcare Industry, Robots

Alabama Live

Alabama Supreme Court rules OK to deny bond in Limestone County capital murder case, though no death penalty sought

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Alabama Supreme Court reversed a state appeals court today and ruled that bond can be denied for a Limestone County man charged with capital murder even if he is not facing the death penalty.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Limestone County, AL, Huntsville, AL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Off the Kuff

The slow decline of the death penalty in Texas

Perhaps nothing symbolizes this state's swagger over being tough on crime like "Old Sparky," an electric chair that was used to execute 361 inmates and is now the centerpiece of a prison museum.

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Related Topix: Texas, Prison

Suria

Japan hangs gangster and killer arsonist

Japan executed a mobster and a killer arsonist on Friday, bringing to 11 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Japan

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Man sentenced to life in prison in murder, rape of 9-year-old

The Smithville man suspected of murdering a 9-year-old girl in December admitted to committing the acts and was sentenced to two life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday The Smithville , OH man accused of raping and killing 9-year-old Reann Murphy has plead guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KEPR CBS 19

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Prison, Mary Fallin, US Governors

KOLD-TV Tucson

Hulsey sentenced to death in murder of Glendale officer

The jury was unanimous in reaching the verdict and Hulsey stood and applauded when the verdict was read, saying, "Good job," twice, CBS 5 News' Jonathan Lowe tweeted.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Cleveland.com

Sabrina Zunich pleads guilty to killing stepmom; Lorain church catches fire; Brunswick man facing death penalty: Northeast Ohio News Links

As Sabrina Zunich answered questions in Lake County Common Pleas Court before pleading guilty to killing her foster mother, she appeared to realize the enormity of what she had done and the future she faced.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Lorain, OH, Brunswick, OH

WBTV

DA files motion for death penalty in Maggie Daniels' death

The Catawba County District Attorney has filed a motion to seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing a popular Newton-Conover teacher .

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Related Topix: Catawba County, NC, Violent Crime, Conover, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Catawba prosecutor to seek death penalty in teacher Maggie Daniels' killing

The Catawba County District Attorney has filed a motion to seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing a popular Newton-Conover teacher .

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Catawba, NC, Catawba County, NC, Conover, NC

NewsBusters.org

Leftists Who Trashed 'No Angel' Term In NY Times for...

The hypersensitive leftists who screamed in social media at The New York Times over using the term "no angel" to describe Michael Brown after he was shot dead in Ferguson ought to read Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple.

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Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing

The Times of Israel

Egypt says Morsi 'gave security papers to Qatar'

Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar "documents relevant to national security," state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Middle East, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Daily Courier

Defendant's loss is taxpayers' gain as one lawyer is cut from murder case

Robert W. Wiesner, facing the death penalty in a 2010 murder, has one less attorney after a judge granted public defender John Napper's motion to release attorney Tom Kelly to save taxpayer dollars.

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Related Topix: Seligman, AZ, Yavapai County, AZ

WFTV Orlando

Man gets life for Lakeland police officer killing

A Polk County judge sentenced 21-year-old Kyle Williams on Tuesday. A jury convicted him last week of first-degree murder.

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Cleveland.com

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.

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

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.

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