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Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

Dawn Miera, mother of Alexis Rasmussen, speaks with reporters after a state judge sentenced 41-year-old Dea Millerberg Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ogden, Utah.

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Related Topix: Ogden, UT, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Thu Aug 21, 2014

CBS Local

California To Appeal Ruling Tossing Death Penalty

California's attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state's death penalty.

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Related Topix: California Government, California

KAUZ

Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Life, Self Defense

Cybercast News Service

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: California Government, California

The Family Badge

Lawyers: Dying death row inmate deserves clemency [PHOTOS]

Max Soffar , 58, has been on death row more than 33 years for a 1980 robbery at a Houston bowling alley where three people were shot and killed and a fourth was maimed.

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Related Topix: Harris County, TX

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Grand jury indicts 13 year old Yoel Munoz on murder charges

FT. MYERS, Fla.-The State Attorney's Office says because of his age, Yoel Munoz is not eligible for the death penalty.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Lee County, FL, Cape Coral, FL

Chambersburg Public Opinion

German sentenced to death in China over killings

Germany says a German man has been sentenced to death in China after being convicted on two counts of premeditated killing.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KOMO News

Sex offender charged with aggravated murder in double slaying

A sex offender has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder for the alleged killing of his two roommates in Spanaway Sunday morning, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Spanaway, WA, Pierce County, WA

Daily Kos

CO-Gov: GOP Renews Death Penalty Attacks On Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper said Sunday he has changed his mind since his first run for governor and now opposes the death penalty, but the immediate fate of convicted killer-turned-campaign-issue Nathan Dunlap is still unclear.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Bob Beauprez, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Denver, CO, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Colorado Christian University

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Victims' families on the death penalty

The Marion County Prosecutor was emotional as he announced the man accused of killing Ofc.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Indiana

Washington Times

UAE ruler approves sweeping counter-terrorism law

The ruler of the United Arab Emirates has approved a sweeping new counter-terrorism law that strengthens existing laws against money laundering, while also expanding penalties to include the death penalty, life imprisonment and fines of up to $27 million.

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Related Topix: United Arab Emirates, Middle East, World News

KCDZ 107.7 FM

Suspect in Corwin Murder Could Face Death Penalty, Evidence Revealed

The man accused of killing Erin Corwin, the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, made his first appearance in court yesterday in Anchorage, Alaska, his home state.

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Related Topix: Twentynine Palms, CA, San Bernardino County, CA

WFMZ

15 years without an execution: the death penalty in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett has issued his thirty-sixth execution warrant.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Monroe County, PA, Northampton County, PA

MilitaryCity.com

Sailor, allegedly strangled to death by airman, remembered as caring

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov receives airwarfare specialist certification during his deployment on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in early 2012.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Air Force, Prison

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Supreme Court upholds death penalty in Lemoore girl's murder

The California Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty verdict against Gene Estel McCurdy, 54, who was found guilty 17 years ago of murdering 8-year-old Maria Piceno of Lemoore.

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Related Topix: Lemoore, CA, Kern County, CA, Wasco, CA

WFAA-TV Dallas

Death penalty sought in Indy officer's slaying

A prosecutor filed court papers Tuesday seeking the death penalty against a man charged with murder in the killing of an Indianapolis police officer during a shootout in an alley.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

The Bennington Banner

Grand jury to decide on Ferguson officer charges

A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against a white suburban police officer who fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Saint Louis University

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Court upholds death penalty for child rapist, murderer

The state Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a southwest Missouri man who admitted raping and killing a 9-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, McDonald County, MO

The Capital-Journal

Death penalty opponents glad to see GOP support eroding

Opponents of capital punishment say unease with allowing government the power to kill is growing within the libertarian wing of the Kansas Republican Party, and predict it will help with their repeal efforts.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Buhler, KS

New York Daily News

Advocates want city jails to end solitary confinement

New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman and other advocates on Monday rallied outside of City Hall demanding an end to the punishment.

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Related Topix: Prison

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