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21 min ago | Lincoln Daily News

New Hampshire Lawmakers Fail To Pass Death Penalty Repeal

New Hampshire's Senate failed to repeal the death penalty on Thursday, in a vote that capped weeks of emotional debate while focusing attention on the state's lone death row inmate.


Related Topix: Prison, Maggie Hassan, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

4 hrs ago |

Death penalty stays on the books in New Hampshire

In an emotionally charged chamber with advocates on both sides watching, the Senate split 12-12 Thursday on repealing the death penalty which effectively kills the bill.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, New Hampshire, Manchester, NH

8 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Alameda County DA's office seeks death penalty against child killer

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that it is seeking the death penalty against an Oakland man charged with two murders, including the killing of an 8-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, Violent Crime

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Michigan Judge Threatens To Duct Tape Woman's Mouth Shut, Tells Her: 'I Hope You Die in Prison'

By Beth Dalbey Michigan Judge John McBain responded to eyerolls and snickers by convicted killer Camia Gamet - who the judge previously had said committed one of the worst cold-blooded murders he's ever seen - with some stern words during her sentencing Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court.


The Tribune

Indiana man gets 65-year sentence in 2002 killing

A southern Indiana man already facing the death penalty has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for a Florida woman's 2002 slaying.


Related Topix: Floyd County, IN, Clarksville, IN, New Albany, IN


Death penalty abolitionists to protest executions

Death penalty abolitionists and others who seek to end the death penalty will protest the executions of two death-row inmates on the days of their executions.


Fox 23

New Hampshire death penalty repeal fails by one vote

Lawmakers voted 12-12 Thursday on a death penalty repeal measure. The tie means capital punishment will stay on the books.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

WMUR-TV Manchester

NH Senate to debate death penalty repeal



Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Independent

Iranian killer given last-minute reprieve from death penalty by mother and father of victim

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Northern Virginia Daily

Shafer facing death penalty in murder case

A Shenandoah County grand jury indicted Claude Delmus Shafer Jr. Wednesday on a charge of capital murder, the second death penalty case to be filed in the county in the last year by Commonwealth's Attorney Amanda Wiseley.


Related Topix: Shenandoah County, VA, Edinburg, VA

WAVE-TV Louisville

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Corpus Christi, TX, US News, US Supreme Court

The Kansas City Star

Missouri man waits years for prison, turns life around, gets arrested

People arrive feeling a mixture of emotions ranging from sadness to anxiety to defiance in the face of hatred after Sunday’s attack that left two dead in the parking lot, and a third victim at the Village Shalom senior living center nearby.


Related Topix: Charleston, MO


Brunei to Punish Same-Sex Acts With Death By Stoning

Lawmakers in Brunei, the sovereign state in southeast Asia near Borneo, are gearing up to introduce a new penal code that will allow death by stoning for acts of gay sex, according to the Huffington Post.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Lincoln Daily News

Texas Set To Execute Man Convicted Of 2001 Triple Murder

T exas is set to execute a man by lethal injection on Wednesday who was convicted of stabbing his girlfriend, her child and her mother to death after a cocaine binge in 2001.


Related Topix: Texas, Prison

The Daily Record

State panel: No death penalty for mentally ill

A state panel reviewing Ohio's administration of the death penalty has recommended barring capital punishment against those who are seriously mentally ill or in cases that rely on the testimony of jailhouse informants.


Related Topix: Ohio

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Pensacola News Journal

Jury recommends death penalty for Joshua Douglas

An Escambia County jury has unanimously recommended the death penalty for a man who was convicted last week of sexually assaulting and killing a Pensacola woman.


Related Topix: Escambia County, FL, Pensacola, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KC Jewish Center killings: KKK calls for death penalty if shooter found guilty

In a move that has people either scratching their heads in confused disbelief or spitting mad with disgust, the recent shotgun killings by a reported ex-member of the KKK has drawn the harshest of condemnation from two highly unlikely organizations - the Ku Klux Klan as well as the Aryan Nation, as reported by both USA Today and WDAF Fox-4 Kansas ... (more)


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Palm Sunday, Holidays, Passover

Rape heinous crime but against blanket death penalty: Mulayam

New Delhi, April 15: Amid a controversy over his remarks opposing death penalty for rape, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has told the NCW that he holds rape to be a heinous crime deserving stern punishment but believed that capital punishment should be used only in the rarest of rare cases.


Related Topix: India, World News

Connecticut Post

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison

Daily Reporter

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

The death penalty has strong public support in Texas. Political candidates don't dare get in the way of the state's use of the ultimate punishment.