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3 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Michael Smerconish: Death sentences, rarely carried out, punish the victims

The week before a prolonged Arizona execution renewed the debate over lethal injection, a federal judge in California ruled that the Golden State's death penalty is unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, W., George Bush, Prison

7 hrs ago | KBCI CBS 2

Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times during 2-hour execution

Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), US Governors, Jan Brewer

7 hrs ago | WDRB-TV Louisville

Ky. lawmakers considering whether to abolish death penalty

Why is Louisville only a three-point home favorite over Miami after the Cards beat the Hurricanes by 27 points last December? A top Las Vegas handicapper explains.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Hurstbourne, KY, US News

9 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Second Wylie teen accused in classmate's killing to face trial as adult

Adam Staup, the second Wylie teen accused of killing a classmate, will face prosecution in adult court, District Judge Cynthia Wheless ruled Thursday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Wylie, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

13 hrs ago | KBMT

Sudanese Christian woman who once faced death penalty arrives in U.S.

A Sudanese Christian woman once sentenced to death in her native country because of her faith arrived in her new home, the United States, on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

16 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

California killer faces additional death sentences

Chester D. Turner is set to be sentenced Friday for his role in what were known as the "Southside Slayer" killings.

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18 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. top lawyer calls for greater transparency over execution drugs

Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on states to be more transparent about the drug cocktails used in executions in the wake of a series of botched lethal injections that have renewed a national debate over the death penalty.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drink, Cocktails

19 hrs ago | WKYT

In Kentucky, execution debate finds new footing

Kentucky lawmakers are set to embark on a discussion of whether executions should have a place in Kentucky's criminal justice system and, if so, how should it be carried out.

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23 hrs ago | WLKY-TV Louisville

Prosecutors urge death penalty for convicted killer

Y'S MARISSA ALTER IS LIVE AT THE FLOYD COUNTY COURTHOUSE WITH WHAT HAPPENS NEXT... MARISSA? JUDGE SUSAN ORTH WILL HAND DOWN HER SENTENCE IN GIBSON'S 3RD AND FINAL MURDER CASE ON AUGUST 15TH.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

WWTC-AM Eagan

Verdict Read in Baby-Throwing Murder Case

Rico McTear faces a minimum sentence of life in prison without parole and could get the death penalty.

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KTVK Phoenix

Bryan Hulsey facing death penalty in murder of police officer

Jurors have determined that a man convicted of murder in the 2007 shooting of a Glendale police officer qualifies for the death penalty.

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My Mother Lode

Man pleads guilty in deaths of girls, fiancee

A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancee's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

CNN

Nathan Dunlap on death row for Chuck E. Cheese killings

Quadruple killer Nathan Dunlap's death sentence is on hold because Colorado's governor issued a temporary reprieve in 2013.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

The Daily Beast

Why the Death Penalty Needs to DieBy Nick Gillespie

The recent botched executions are just the tip of the iceberg. The death penalty is and always has been a financial and moral disaster.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Man who hacked baby to death gets life without parole

A Las Vegas man who pleaded guilty but mentally insane for hacking a 4-month-old baby in a stroller to death with a medieval-style battle ax and critically wounding the child's mother was sentenced today to life in prison.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

'You deserve a death penalty'

A Sydney man who inflicted "wanton violence" on his two-year-old stepson and let him suffer extreme pain for hours before killing him with a blow to the head has been sentenced to at least 20 years and six months in jail.

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WAVE-TV Louisville

Photo of serial killer's inaccurate 'death row' tattoo made public

This photo of Gibson's tattoo was made public on July 30, 2014. The tips of his handlebar mustache are visible on either side of his neck.

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Related Topix: Prison, Albany, IN, New Albany, IN

TheCourier.com

Judge Steps Aside In Akron Slayings Case

A judge in Akron accused of bias by county prosecutors has voluntarily stepped aside in a pending death-penalty case.

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Related Topix: Akron, OH, Summit County, OH

The Daily Courier

Defendant in burned body case wants separate trial: 2 suspects could face death penalty

Four people - Robert Hinderliter, 23, Juan Carlos Sanchez, 26, Veronica Rutherford, 33, and Joseph Parsons, 30 - all were charged in multiple-count indictments, including first-degree murder, in connection with the killing of Williamson, whose burned body was found Sept.

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Related Topix: Prescott, AZ

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Coachella man could get death penalty if he's convicted

The prosecution and defense rested Tuesday in the retrial of a parolee accused of killing two farm workers in a Thermal vineyard about two weeks after he fatally shot a teenage boy outside the Boys & Girls Club in Coachella.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Coachella, CA, Thermal, CA

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