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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.

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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.

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.