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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.
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.
The Marion County Prosecutor was emotional as he announced the man accused of killing Ofc.
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.
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.
Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett has issued his thirty-sixth execution warrant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper admitted what many people suspected when he told a Denver Fox 31 reporter that he no longer supports the death penalty, a reversal of his position during the 2010 campaign.
India is confronting the prospect of hanging two sisters convicted of abducting and murdering young children - the first time it would have used the death sentence against women.
That's really all we know for sure. Well, we also know that Brown didn't have a gun and the police officer, obviously, had one.
One of the defendants suspected in the shooting deaths of two livery cab drivers in the Bronx has been assigned a defense lawyer that is experienced in death penalty cases.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 03:56 am
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