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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.


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.


Great Falls Tribune

Former local finds justice: Pellett to talk about tracking down a killer

Clem Pellett didn't set out to be a private investigator. Instead, the Great Falls native studied to be a dentist like his father, and spent almost three decades practicing as an oral surgeon in Bellevue, Wash.


Related Topix: Great Falls, MT, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Deer Lodge, MT

KXL-AM Portland

Portland Woman Sells Notecards With Art By Death Row Inmates

A Portland woman is selling note cards that feature art work by inmates on Oregon's Death Row.


Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon Government

Mon Apr 21, 2014

CBC News

Hurricane Carter and Steven Truscott refused to be condemned by history

The lives of Steven Truscott, right, and Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter shared many parallels.


Related Topix: Sport Movies, The Hurricane, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Action Movies, Canada,


Petetan found guilty of capital murder, faces life in prison or death penalty

UPDATE: The jury just found Carnell Petetan guilty of capital murder. He is facing either life in prison or the death penalty.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Supremre Court grants stay of execution for two inmates

A sharply divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of two death row inmates who have challenged the secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs.


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

The Miami Herald

Don't miss this opportunity to reform the Florida death penalty

Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Restaurant Management

The Las Vegas Sun

Ex-Marine tells lawyers not to fight death penalty

An ex-Marine facing possible execution for the 2009 murder of a fellow service member ordered his lawyers Monday not to make any arguments to spare his life.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Zion, IL, US Military, US Navy

Star Tribune

Justice Stevens: Make 6 changes to Constitution

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says in a new book that the Constitution should be changed to eliminate individuals' right to own a gun, abolish the death penalty and make it easier to limit spending on elections.


Related Topix: US News

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Cuyahoga Prosecutor asks for clemency in Tyler caseCuyahoga...

On Monday, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office asked the Ohio Parole Board to recommend that Arthur Tyler's death sentence be commuted to life without the possibility of parole.


Related Topix: Cuyahoga County, OH, Criminal Defense Law, Law


We're Running Out of Ways to Kill People-Legally

You'd think that we Americans would have enough stuff to worry about. Severe drought desiccating a third of the country.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Man orders lawyers not to fight death penalty

An ex-Marine facing possible execution for the 2009 murder of a fellow service member has ordered his lawyers not to make any arguments or effort to spare his life.


BBC News

Death penalty for 2003 Saudi attack

A Saudi court has sentenced five men to death for their role in three suicide bomb attacks on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in May 2003.