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NC Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Accused Cop Killer

September 15, 2016
The Cleveland County (NC) District Attorney's Office confirmed Wednesday they will be seeking the death penalty in the trial of accused cop killer Irving Fenner Jr.

Cop Killer Gets Death Penalty for Murder of 2 NYPD Undercover Officers

July 30, 2016
A New York City street gang member was sentenced to death on Wednesday in the execution-style slayings of two undercover police officers in 2003 — the latest chapter in a case that's seen his original death sentence overturned, his behind-bars affair with a prison guard exposed and the massive cost of his defense questioned.

Supreme Court Sides With Death Row Inmate in Racial Discrimination Case

May 23, 2016
The Supreme Court ruled Monday morning in favor of a death row inmate in a case concerning race discrimination in jury selection.

Suspect in 'Grim Sleeper' Serial Killings Case Found Guilty

May 5, 2016
Lonnie Franklin Jr. was found guilty on 10 counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that targeted vulnerable young black women over 20 years in South Los Angeles.

Judge Rules Killer of Two NYPD Detectives Can't be Executed

March 17, 2016
A man on death row for killing two undercover New York City police officers cannot be executed because he meets the legal standard to be considered intellectually disabled, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida Death Sentence Process

January 12, 2016
Florida's death penalty sentencing process violates the constitutional rights of criminal defendants by granting judges powers that juries should wield, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

Texas Man Executed for 2001 Murder of Dallas Officer

October 15, 2015
James and three other uniformed officers were working off-duty at a local club when a brawl involving Escamilla and other men started. Escamilla pulled out a gun and opened fire on the officers as they tried to break up the fight.

No Mitigating Factors for Tsarnaev

May 22, 2015

Jurors may have to wrestle with their religious principles over sending Tsarnaev to death, but nothing else. There are no mitigating factors that should save this vicious terrorist from being euthanized.

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

May 15, 2015
A jury of seven women and five men sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death by execution.

Texas Inmate Facing Execution Wins Reprieve From State Judge

April 29, 2015
A Texas judge on Tuesday halted the execution of an inmate convicted of stabbing a corrections officer to death more than 15 years ago.

Texas Executes Second Cop Killer in Seven Days

April 16, 2015
Manuel Fernando Garza Jr., 34, struggled with Officer John Anthony “Rocky” Riojas, 37, in February 2001, gained control of his gun and fired once into his forehead.

Convicted Killer of Dallas-Area Police Officer Set to Die

April 9, 2015
No new appeals are pending as Sprouse's lethal injection scheduled for Thursday evening approaches. He was convicted of the 2002 death of Ferris Police Officer Harry Marvin "Marty" Steinfeldt III.

Ohio Cop Killer's Death Sentence Upheld

November 3, 2014
The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously upheld Ashford Thompson's aggravated murder conviction for the 2008 slaying of a Twinsburg, Ohio, police officer, but split 4-3 in deciding that the death penalty was appropriate.

Video: Oklahoma Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty in Beheading Case

October 3, 2014
An Oklahoma prosecutor filed notice Thursday to seek the death penalty against 30-year-old Alton Nolen, who's accused of decapitating one co-worker and stabbing another in a gruesome attack at a food-processing plant.

Oklahoma Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty in Beheading Case

October 3, 2014
An Oklahoma prosecutor filed notice Thursday to seek the death penalty against 30-year-old Alton Nolen, who's accused of decapitating one co-worker and stabbing another in a gruesome attack at a food-processing plant. More Here.

Man Convicted of Killing South Carolina Officer Gets Retrial

September 15, 2014
The incident occurred shortly after midnight on Dec. 29, 2002, in the parking lot of a Dunkin Donuts. McGarry, 28, stopped a man to question him. A scuffle ensued, and the man pulled out a handgun and shot McGarry in the face.

Texas Cop Killer Gets Death Penalty

July 29, 2014
A jury has decided the punishment for the man convicted of killing a Bellaire, Texas, police officer and an innocent bystander. Harlem Lewis has been sentenced to death.

Death Penalty Dropped in Virginia Officer's Killing

March 25, 2014
Before Monday, prosecutors had been seeking the death penalty in their case against Perry, who is accused of killing Norfolk, Va., police officer Victor Decker in 2010. But Monday morning, they told a judge they don't have enough evidence to make that case.

Fla. Executes Man Who Killed Trooper

February 27, 2014
Howell was convicted in January 1995 in the death of FHP trooper Jimmy Fulford during a traffic stop three years earlier.

Feds Seek Death for Tsarnaev

January 30, 2014
Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz announced today.
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