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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.

FLEOA Applauds Toomey Law Enforcement Legislation

September 25, 2015
FLEOA has endorsed Senator Pat Toomey's introduction of S. 2034, The Thin Blue Line Act, which would provide additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death penalty to include public officials and employees.

Relatives of Gruesomely Murdered Connecticut Family Want State's Death Penalty Reinstated

August 17, 2015
Now, the families of the Cheshire, Conn., murder victims are upset with a recent state supreme court ruling sparing Hayes’ and Komisarjevsky’s lives.

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.
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