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DA to Seek Death Penalty on Resentencing of Convicted Texas Cop Killer

The Harris County, TX, District Attorney is once again seeking the death penalty against a convicted cop killer who won a new punishment trial for the 1991 slaying of a Houston police officer.

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South Carolina Considers Firing Squads for Death Row Inmates

Lawmakers in South Carolina are considering legislation that would add firing squads as an option for execution of individuals sentenced to the death penalty. The proposal was made when lawmakers were made aware of the fact that correctional facilities do not have enough lethal injection drugs to handle the number of inmates sentenced to death

Wife of Slain CA Officer Slams Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris for Death Penalty Decision

Asked whether she regrets not speaking to the family before announcing the death penalty would not be sought, Harris said, "I did not ask for permission to make my decision."

California Governor's Moratorium on Executions Spares Cop Killer, Serial Killers, and Child Killers

California Governor Gavin Newsom decreed by executive fiat on Wednesday that there would be a moratorium of indeterminate duration on the execution of convicted murderers sentenced to the death penalty in the Golden State.

Governor to Block California Death Row Executions

Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order on Wednesday to impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California, vowing that no prisoner in the state will be executed while he is in office.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Alabama Cop Killer on Death Row

The Supreme Court of the United States is now ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is so affected by dementia that he cannot be executed.

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Man Accused of Killing Arizona Officer

Prosecutors filed their intent to seek the death penalty in the case of a man accused of killing a Nogales (AZ) Police Department officer last April.

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Man Accused of Murdering 2 Kansas Deputies

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree filed notice to seek the death penalty for Antoine Fielder should he be found guilty of killing 44-year-old Theresa King and 35-year-old Patrick Rohrer during an inmate transfer to the Wyandotte County Correction and Court Services Building last year.

Inmate Found Guilty of Murdering Texas Officer in 1988 Executed

According to Fox News, 61-year-old Robert Jennings was pronounced dead 18 minutes after receiving a lethal injection and some 30 years after fatally shooting 24-year-old officer Elston Howard at an adult book store.

Utah Officials Say Mandatory Death Penalty for Cop Killers Unconstitutional

Following the recent murder of two law enforcement officers in separate incidents in Utah, some have called for mandatory death penalty for individuals convicted of killing a police officer. But some in the Beehive State say that such a measure would be unconstitutional.