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Cop Killer Pleads Guilty to Killing AZ Officer, Avoids Death Penalty

A man pleaded guilty to all 39 charges in connection with the fatal shooting of Nogales, AZ, Officer Jesus Cordova in April 2018. Prosecutors had planned on pursuing the death penalty, but dropped it in exchange for the guilty plea.

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2 Charged in Murder of Off-Duty LAPD Officer

Talamantes and Facundo face charges including murder with special circumstances and other counts. That would make them eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Smith faces charges including shooting into an inhabited vehicle and accessory to murder.

Looking Back: Tragedy, Invisible Killers, and the Death Penalty

POLICE has covered lessons learned, weapons of mass destruction, and capital punishment.

Man Found Guilty of Murdering 2 CA Police Officers

A jury needed less than a day of deliberations to determine that John Hernandez Felix is guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of Officers Jose Vega and Lesley Zerebny.

Proposed MA Bill Would Impose Death Penalty for Cop Killers

According to Fox News, the proposed legislation would give judges the option of sentencing people over 18 to death for killing a police officer.

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.

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.