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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.

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Murder of Massachusetts Officer Spurs Death Penalty Discussion

The debate over the death penalty has been reignited in the wake of the murder of Weymouth (MA) Police Sergeant Michael Chesna.

No Death Penalty in Fatal Shooting of Kansas Police Captain

Prosecutors announced Friday they will not pursue the death penalty for the man charged with capital murder in the death of 46-year-old Kansas City, KS, Captain Robert David Melton.

Man Pleads Guilty to Ambushing 4 SC Officers, Killing Detective

The man charged with killing York County, SC, Detective Mike Doty and shooting three other officers pleaded guilty Tuesday morning.

Kentucky Cop Killer Suspect to Face Death Penalty

The suspect in the murder of Pikeville, KY, Police Officer Scotty Hamilton will face the death penalty, according to the attorney working the case.

Killing of Massachusetts Officer Renews Calls for State Death Penalty

The killing of a Massachusetts police officer has some Republicans calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for the murder of law enforcement officers in the state.

Video: Cop Killer Suspect Facing Death Penalty in 2 Ohio Officers' Deaths

The man accused of fatally shooting two Westerville, OH, police officers responding to a hang-up 911 call was indicted Friday on charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence.

Cop Killer Suspect Facing Death Penalty in 2 Ohio Officers' Deaths

The man accused of fatally shooting two Westerville, OH, police officers responding to a hang-up 911 call was indicted Friday on charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence. More Here.

Trump Wants Federal Death Penalty for Some Opioid Dealers

In addition to a federal death penalty for some drug dealers, the White House plan also calls for making it easier to invoke the mandatory minimum sentence for drug traffickers who knowingly distribute illegal opioids that can be lethal, like fentanyl.

DA to Seek Death Penalty in PA Officer's Shooting Death

The Westmoreland County, PA, district attorney intends to seek the death penalty against Rahmael Holt, who is awaiting trial in the fatal shooting of New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.