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2 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: Judge chastises California perpetuating dysfunctional death penalty system

But the decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney last week is less a victory for abolitionists than it is a condemnation of California officials' mishandling of capital punishment.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

6 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Theater shooting lawyers in court to discuss video

Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss whether a doctor should be allowed to videotape the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

Beaver Countian

Top judge attacks lethal injection as Arizona fails in death penalty appeal

This article titled "Top judge attacks lethal injection as Arizona fails in death penalty appeal" was written by Ed Pilkington in New York, for on Monday 21st July 2014 21.13 UTC One of America's top judges has launched a dramatic attack on the use of medical drugs in executions, stating that the attempt to disguise the brutality of ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison


Punishment phase underway for man who killed Bellaire police officer

July 21, 2014: Harris County DA wants death penalty for man convicted of killing Bellaire police offier.


Related Topix: Bellaire, TX, Harris County, TX, Prison

Star Tribune

Ex-soldier hasn't decided whether he'll appeal; decision could re-expose him to death penalty

Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's death want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.


Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Arizona challenge to execution delay denied

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied Arizona's request for a re-hearing after a three-member panel of judges put on hold the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood until the state reveals information, such as such as the makers of the drugs and how the state developed its method for legal injections.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Prosecutors seeking death penalty in case of fatal shooting during Craigslist car deal

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a Reading man accused of fatally shooting an Allentown businessman during a Craigslist car deal.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

Pasadena Star-News

New drama a The Dividea deals with death penalty, racial issues

Damon Gupton as Adam Page, Philadelphia's District Attorney, in a scene from the premiere episode of WE tv's first original scripted drama, “The Divide.” The eight-episode one-hour series co-written and executive produced by the Academy Award® and Emmy® nominated Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn , debuts on WE tv, ... (more)


Related Topix: Damon Gupton, Conviction, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Scandal, Tony Goldwyn

Amnesty International USA

Massive leap backwards as Singapore resumes executions

Singapore has taken a reprehensible U-turn by executing the first two prisoners since 2011, Amnesty International and the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network said today.


Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Prison

Salt Lake Tribune

Ogletree: The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity

I have wondered countless times over the past 30 years whether I would live to see the end of the death penalty in the United States.


Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, Florida, Florida Government, Opinion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Standard

Taiwan prosecutors seek death penalty on subway killer (China) (16...

Taiwanese prosecutors on Monday said they were seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway that shocked the island.


Related Topix: Taiwan, World News

The Indian Express

President rejects mercy petitions of Surinder Koli and 5 others

Mercy petitions of six death row convicts including Surendra Koli, found guilty in the sensational Nithari serial rapes and killings, have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, India, World News

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Jones County man execution date set for November

On Friday, a Greene County jury found Justin Blakeney guilty of capital murder and sentenced him to death.


Related Topix: Jones County, MS, Greene County, MS, Harrison County, MS

WRIC-TV Richmond

Va. inmate can't manage own death-penalty appeal

William Morva was convicted of killing a hospital security guard and a sheriff's deputy in 2006 during an escape.


New York Daily News

Man sought for Seattle gay hate-crime murders nabbed in New Jersey

West Orange and Essex County authorities took Ali Muhammed Brown, 29, into custody on Friday afternoon on suspicion of killing two men he met at a Seattle gay club on June 1 through a social networking app such as Jack'd or Grindr.


Related Topix: West Orange, NJ, Essex County, NJ, Social Software

Inside Bay Area

Byron Williams: Times are changing for California's death penalty

U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney's recent ruling on California's death penalty validated what those in opposition have known for decades: The process is unconstitutional, violating the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.


Related Topix: California, Prison

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Sunday marks 2 years since theater massacre

James Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the shootings.


Appeals court postpones Arizona man's execution

The preliminary injunction granted by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversing a lower federal court comes four days before the scheduled execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood.


Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Prosecutors seek death penalty in east Ga. slaying

Businessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston have plenty of criticisms for each other as they appeal for votes ahead of a Republican Senate primary runoff.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia


Legal Analyst Brian Wice On Officer Murdered Trial



Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law