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Coronavirus Delays Texas Execution

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected all grounds of John William Hummel's appeal but said it would postpone the scheduled Wednesday execution “in light of the current health crisis and the enormous resources needed to address the execution.”

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Attorneys for Accused Florida Cop Killer Allege Misconduct by Arresting Officers

In the motion, the defense team wants to depose Orlando Police Deputy Chief Doug Goerke (then lieutenant), who they say devised the plan to use Clayton’s handcuffs to take Loyd into custody. The motion claims Goerke made the decision for the police department to take over the arrest and give them the opportunity to use deadly force.

Alabama Executes Man Convicted in Killing of 3 Police Officers

Woods, 43, reportedly had no last words as the drugs flowed into his body. He was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. CST.

MLK's Son Seeks to Stop Execution of Man Convicted of Murdering 3 LEOs

The son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., is asking the governor of Alabama to stop Thursday's execution of a man convicted in the 2004 killing of three police officers but who was not the trigger man.

Texas Jury Sentences Convicted Cop Killer to Death

The man convicted last week of murdering Officer David Sherrard of the Richardson (TX) Police Department has been sentenced to death by a jury after eight hours of deliberation.

Boston Marathon Bomber Appeals Death Sentence

The surviving sibling of the two young men who committed the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 is appealing his death sentence, alleging that he did not get a fair trial.

Accused Killer of North Carolina K-9 Officer Pleads Guilty

The district attorney accepted the plea because he worried about the possibility that jurors could give Fenner second-degree murder. Under terms of the plea Fenner will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

CA Jury Recommends Death Sentence for Palm Springs Cop Killer

Felix opened fire on Oct. 8, 2016, when officers were dispatched to his house in response to a domestic dispute. He fired 21 shots at officers, killing two and injuring several others. Felix was arrested over 12 hours later when SWAT fired teargas into the home where he barricaded himself.

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.

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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.