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Feds May Choose Not to Pursue Death in Boston Bomber Case

December 2, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder is set to decide whether to pursue the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the decision may not be as easy as some people think.

Grand Jury Indicts Boston Bombing Suspect

June 27, 2013
A federal grand jury today indicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on 30 charges of killing four people and using homemade bombs during the Boston Marathon bombing and manhunt.

D.A. Rejects Aurora Shooting Suspect's Plea

March 29, 2013
Prosecutors in the Aurora theater shooting case say they are "extremely unlikely" to accept an offer from suspect James Holmes to plead guilty unless they hear more details from him.

Colo. Theater Shooter Wants Life To Avoid Death Penalty

March 28, 2013
The attorneys for James Holmes have offered a guilty plea in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting in exchange for prosecutors sparing their client's life.

Maryland Poised To Ban Death Penalty

March 15, 2013
Maryland's House of Delegates voted Friday to repeal the state's death penalty and sent the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat who initially sponsored it.

Former Fla. Cop Dies By Lethal Injection

December 11, 2012
The former Florida officer who robbed and killed nine people in 1986 after he was fired has been executed by lethal injection.

Calif. Retains Death Penalty, Softens Three Strikes

November 7, 2012
California voters sent a mixed message to public safety Tuesday by retaining the death penalty, softening three-strikes sentencing for violent felonies, and increasing penalties for human trafficking.

Ballot Measures 2012: Death Penalty, Legal Marijuana, Bargaining Rights

November 6, 2012
Today, voters in three states will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana and in California will consider reshaping sentencing for violent offenders.

Calif. Voters To Decide On Death Penalty

April 24, 2012
An initiative that would abolish the death penalty in favor of life without parole has qualified for the November ballot in California.

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.

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."

Calif. Bill Would Let Voters Decide on Abolishing Death Penalty

July 8, 2011
A California legislative committee has approved a Berkeley lawmaker's proposal to allow voters to decide whether to abolish the death penalty. The bill must clear several other legislative hurdles before making it to the ballot.

Georgia Swaps Lethal Injection Drug

April 12, 2011
Georgia corrections officials are considering using a different drug for lethal injections, possibly pentobarbital, after federal regulators seized the state's stockpile of sodium thiopental.

New Mexico Abolishes Death Penalty

March 19, 2009
Gov. Bill Richardson went to Mass on Wednesday morning, then went to inspect the state penitentiary's high-security area and execution chamber. Then, shortly after 6 p.m., the governor signed legislation to repeal New Mexico's death penalty. He called it the toughest decision he had ever made.

Death Penalty Critics Call for Freeze in Missouri

November 21, 2008

The group, called Moratorium Now!, has gathered support from roughly 300 churches, businesses and private organizations. It plans to deliver a petition pushing for the death penalty freeze to Gov.-elect Jay Nixon and legislative leaders.

Commission Proposes New Mass. Death Penalty System

May 13, 2004
Paving the way to reinstate capital punishment in Massachusetts, a panel appointed by Gov. Mitt Romney has proposed a plan designed to better determine if a defendant is guilty of a crime and eligible for the death penalty.
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