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Is the Death Penalty Dying?

May 29, 2015
On May 27, the conservative Nebraska state legislature abolished the death penalty in that state despite a veto attempt by Governor Pete Ricketts. A parallel bill passed the Delaware state senate in March and picked up the endorsement of Governor Jack Markell, formerly a supporter of the ultimate sanction. Only a single vote in a House committee kept the bill bottled up, and supporters vowed to keep pressing the issue.

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.

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.

Tsarnaev Guilty of Boston Marathon Bombings, Eligible for Death Penalty

April 8, 2015
Nearly two years after two pressure-cooker bombs ripped through a crowd of unsuspecting spectators near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, a federal jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty for his role in the deadly attacks.

Gang Members Charged with Killing Virginia Reserve Will Not Face Death Penalty

November 17, 2014
Four gang members who were charged with the murder of a reserve Virginia police officer, Kevin Quick, will not be facing the death penalty, federal prosecutors told reporters Friday.

States Consider Firing Squad Executions

May 22, 2014
Prompted by the shortages of available drugs for lethal injections, Wyoming lawmakers are considering changing state law to permit execution of condemned inmates by firing squad.

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.
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