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Ark. Cop Killer Faces Death Penalty

July 26, 2012
An Arkansas man was convicted of capital murder Thursday for killing a police officer who begged him not to shoot. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

DA to Seek Death Penalty for Killing of Off-Duty N.C. Officer

July 19, 2012
Marques Brown, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting that killed Goodson at a local gas station while the officer was attempting to serve a warrant for Brown’s arrest. Goodson was off duty and assisting another officer at the time of the shooting.

Conn. Inmate Wanted Death by Oyster

July 3, 2012
A Connecticut man now on death row for killing three people during a violent 2007 home invasion told the Hartford Courant he concocted a story that he was a serial killer as a suicide ploy.

Calif. Officer's Killer Sentenced To Death

June 25, 2012
A judge Monday ordered Earl Ellis Green sentenced to death for fatally shooting Riverside police officer Ryan Bonaminio at point-blank range as the officer pleaded for his life.

Jury Orders Death for Calif. Cop's Killer

June 7, 2012
Earl Ellis Green was convicted of fatally shooting Riverside police officer Ryan Bonaminio in a church parking lot. Green smiled as the verdict was read.

Celebrities Host Mumia Abu-Jamal Birthday Party

April 11, 2012
Celebrities and activists will call for the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal during an Occupy-style protest later this month marking the cop killer's 58th birthday.

Conn. Poised To Repeal Death Penalty

April 6, 2012
Connecticut is poised to become the 17th state in the nation to repeal the death penalty after the initiative cleared the state senate on Thursday.

Texas Cop Killer Returns To Death Row

March 7, 2012
A man convicted of murdering a Houston police officer more than 20 years ago at a traffic stop returned to death row after an appellete court turned away his bid for a life sentence.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

February 7, 2012

"Kill me if you can, suckers." That was the taunting sign-off of a letter written to the Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette newspaper last month by convicted killer Danny Hembree Jr.

Families of Ky. Cop Killer Hurt Again

January 31, 2012
Monday marked a somber anniversary for the families of the officers who were murdered by Ralph Baze in Powell County, Ky.

D.A. Won't Seek Death Penalty for Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

December 7, 2011
Saying he wanted to avoid another three decades of appeals—and a new public forum for Mumia Abu-Jamal—Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said today he will not seek a new death penalty hearing for the convicted killer of Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Oregon Bans Death Penalty

November 23, 2011
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber imposed a moratorium on all executions in the state, saying the death penalty is arbitrary, expensive, and "fails to meet basic standards of justice."

No Calif. Executions Expected In 2012

November 3, 2011
California isn't expected to execute any of its death row residents in 2012, as the state's legal wrangling over the drugs used in lethal injections will likely continue throughout the year.

San Antonio Cop's Killer Executed

October 27, 2011
The street gang member who fatally shot a San Antonio Police sergeant and his wife after he "just went crazy" was executed tonight in Texas. Frank Garcia shot Sgt. Hector Garza in the head, he later told investigators, because he knew the officer would be wearing a ballistic vest.

Man Charged with Shotgun Killing of Pa. Cop Eligible for Death Penalty

October 25, 2011
The man facing trial for fatally shooting a Freemansburg Borough (Pa.) Police officer in the head, while the officer was attempting to subdue his two dogs, is eligible for the death penalty.

Ala. Man who Ran Down Deputy Apologizes To Family

October 5, 2011
A day after he was convicted of running over and killing a Lee County Sheriff's deputy, Lance Henderson offered an emotional apology to the deputy's family. Henderson said, "I want to tell the family that I'm very sorry, and I ask that you one day will learn to forgive me."

Fla. Cop Killer Executed, Declared Dead at 7:15 p.m.

September 28, 2011
Manuel Valle, 61, was put to death by lethal injection at Florida State Prison for the murder of Officer Louis Pena, who had pulled Valle over for running a red light in 1978.

Fla. To Execute Cop Killer 30 Years After Death Sentence Given

September 27, 2011
A man who killed a Coral Gables (Fla.) Police officer at a traffic stop is set to serve his sentence on Wednesday, eight weeks after his initial execution date. Manuel Valle is set to receive an injection of a new mixture of lethal drugs.

Ga. Cop Killer Executed, Proclaims Innocence From Gurney

September 21, 2011
Moments before state-administered lethal drugs ended his life, the man convicted of killing a Savannah police officer proclaimed his innocence from a gurney and asked for mercy for those about to kill him.

Ga. Parole Board to Determine Fate of Convicted Cop Killer

September 19, 2011
Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles is now meeting to determine whether to grant clemency to Troy Anthony Davis or allow his execution set for Wednesday to go forward as planned. Davis sits on death row for the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer, Mark Allen MacPhail.
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