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FL Governor Takes Kissimmee Officers' Homicide Case From Non-Death-Penalty Lawyer

August 21, 2017
Florida's governor has issued an executive order reassigning the case of a man accused of killing two police officers from the top prosecutor who says she is no longer seeking the death penalty.

Looming Execution Divides Mother, Daughter of Slain VA Deputy

July 6, 2017
The daughter of a sheriff's deputy killed by a man set to be executed in Virginia said that she has urged the state's governor to spare the man's life, but the slain deputy's mother says she hopes the prisoner is executed.

Slain OK Deputy's Family Wants Death Penalty for Suspect

July 4, 2017
Family of slain Logan County, OK, sheriff's deputy David Wade announced their support in seeking the death penalty for the man accused of killing him.

Man Accused of Killing VA Officer Faces Capital Murder Charge

June 30, 2017
Ball is accused of shooting 45-year-old Special Agent Michael Walter while the officer was patrolling in a Richmond public housing complex.

GA Seeking Death Penalty for Inmates who Killed Guards During Bus Escape

June 23, 2017
The two men accused of shooting and killing Georgia Department of Correctional officers before escaping from custody appeared in court on Wednesday morning in Putnam County. The state has said it will pursue the death penalty in the case.

TX Judge Reprimanded for Social Media Post About Officer's Accused Killer

May 8, 2017
A Central Texas judge has been formally reprimanded for a social media post that said a "tree and a rope" were needed for a man accused of fatally shooting a San Antonio police detective.

Frein Guilty on All Charges for Killing of PA State Trooper

April 20, 2017
The man accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper was convicted of all counts by a jury on Wednesday and now faces the death penalty — more than two years after he led law enforcement on a nearly 50-day manhunt.

Court Throws Out Death Penalty for FL Cop Killer

March 31, 2017
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the death penalty for the man convicted of killing Brevard County Deputy Barbara Pill.

TN Supreme Court Upholds State's Lethal Injection Protocol

March 31, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s message Wednesday to murderers condemned to die was simple: It doesn’t have to be pain-free or quick and you don’t get a second shot at life if the first attempt doesn’t do the job.

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.

No Death Penalty Sought for FL Cop Killer Suspect, Orlando Chief 'Furious'

March 16, 2017
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said he's "furious" with the decision not to seek the death penalty for Markeith Loyd, the man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer who tried to arrest him.

Cleveland Cop Killer Put Back On Death Row

December 16, 2016
An appeals court on Thursday returned Quisi Bryan to death row after ruling that a federal judge improperly overturned his murder convictions in the 2000 killing of a Cleveland police officer.

Sheriff Clarke Pushes for Federal Death Penalty for Cop Killers

December 9, 2016
In the wake of the latest deadly attack on police officers in the United States, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said the government needs to take a tougher line with cop killers.

New Mexico Governor Wants to Restore the Death Penalty

August 18, 2016
New Mexico's governor is reframing the death penalty debate as the proper response to recent police killings, including one officer killed Friday in her own state.

Arkansas Cop Killer Suspect Charged With Capital Murder

August 16, 2016
The shooting suspect in the death of Sebastian County, AR, Deputy Cpl. Bill Cooper has been charged with capital murder and 10 counts of attempted capital murder.

U.S. Appeals Court Delays Execution for Alabama Cop Killer

May 12, 2016
A federal appeals court on Thursday delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just hours before he was to die by lethal injection for killing a police officer.

Man Who Killed Texas Game Warden Executed

January 28, 2016
James Garrett Freeman, 35, shot and killed Justin Hurst, a game warden with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, following a 90-minute chase on country roads in the early morning of March 17, 2007, according to court documents. It was Hurst’s 34th birthday.

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.

Trump Says Cop Killers Will Get Death Penalty If He Wins

December 11, 2015
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to issue an executive order to mandate the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer. More Here.

Video: Trump Says Cop Killers Will Get Death Penalty If He Wins

December 11, 2015
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to issue an executive order to mandate the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer.
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