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3 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Seattle-area prosecutors cite 'troubling' rulings, seek new judge in Carnation killings

King County prosecutors are seeking a new trial judge in the death penalty cases against two people accused of killing a family of six in Carnation in 2007.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, King County, WA

7 hrs ago | The American Prospect

Where the Death Penalty Stands

Yesterday, New Hampshire narrowly failed to eliminate its death penalty. We offer some charts about capital punishment in the United States and abroad.

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Related Topix: Illinois

11 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Chambers: Don't send Nikko Jenkins to death row

DO NOT SEND NIKKO JENKINS TO DEATH ROW. THAT'S THE MESSAGE TODAY --- FROM OMAHA STATE SENATOR --- ERNIE CHAMBERS.

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Related Topix: Chambers, NE, Douglas County, NE

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Vigil Held In Opposition To Death Penalty

For the past 17 years, groups have been gathering outside the south dakota state penitentiary in sioux falls to express their opposition to the death penalty.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, South Dakota, South Dakota Government

WLKY-TV Louisville

Man accused of raping, killing teen pleads guilty

WITHOUT PAROLE. AND THE VICTIM'S FAMILY TELLS W-L-K-Y - IT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED.

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KSL-TV

Teen ordered to stand trial for aggravated murder in death of deputy

Meagan Grunwald, 17, was ordered Thursday to stand trial for aggravated murder and 11 other charges in the death of Utah County Sheriff's Sgt.

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Related Topix: Utah County, UT, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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.

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

UnionLeader.com

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.

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

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

Patch.com

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.

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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.

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

KSWO

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.

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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.

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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

THAT BILL TOMORROW REMAINS A MYSTERY TONIGHT. ADAM SEXTON LIVE FROM THE STATE HOUSE IN CONCORD TO EXPLAIN.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Charleston, MO

EDGE

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Texas, Prison

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