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Video: FL Prosecutor Fights to Stay on Cop Killing Case, Prevent Death Penalty

March 21, 2017
Ayala told the judge she believes the governor overstepped his bounds by removing her and she had already turned in a notice to not seek the death penalty against Loyd so the accused cop killer should not face capital punishment.

FL Prosecutor Fights to Stay on Cop Killing Case, Prevent Death Penalty

March 21, 2017
Ayala told the judge she believes the governor overstepped his bounds by removing her and she had already turned in a notice to not seek the death penalty against Loyd so the accused cop killer should not face capital punishment.

FL Gov. Steps in to Ensure Accused Cop Killer Faces Death Penalty

March 17, 2017
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday removed Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala from the case of accused cop killer Markeith Loyd after she announced that she would not pursue the death penalty in his or any other case during her tenure.

FL Gov. Asks State Atty to 'Recuse Herself' After Decision Not to Seek Death Penalty Cases

March 16, 2017
"[Lt. Debra Clayton] was killed by an evil murderer who did not think twice about senselessly ending her life. I completely disagree with State Attorney Ayala's decision and comments and I am asking her to recuse herself immediately from this case," Florida Gov. Rick Scott said.

Mississippi Considering Firing Squad, Gas, Electrocution Executions

February 9, 2017
Mississippi lawmakers are advancing a proposal to add firing squad, electrocution and gas chamber as execution methods in case a court blocks the use of lethal injection drugs.

Video: GA Cop Killer Executed After 16 Years on Death Row

October 20, 2016
Lawler ambushed two Atlanta police officers on October 12, 1997 -- Officer John Richard Sowa, and Officer Patricia Cocciolone. He shot them both multiple times. He killed Sowa, and nearly killed Cocciolone, leaving her with permanent brain injury.

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.
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