Articles Tagged with death penalty

California Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Judge

Death Penalty No More: California Law Ruled Unconstitutional

The death penalty is unconstitutional, at least in California, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney reached his decision in part because “lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system,” KSBW reports. Those in favor of abolishing the death penalty in California will understandably take… Read more »

Hawaii: First Death Penalty Case Over; What Did The Jury Decide?

Hawaii's first death penalty case is coming to a close.

Hawaii recently concluded its first death penalty case since becoming a U.S. state in 1959, a case in which former soldier Naeem Williams was convicted of killing his five year old daughter Talia. Hawaii abolished the death penalty in 1957 – two years before becoming the nation’s 50th state. Puerto Rico, which is the most… Read more »

Salon Killings By Scott Dekraai Have Family Asking For Death Penalty

Salon Killings By Scott Dekraai Have Family Asking For Death Penalty

The salon killings by Scott Dekraai has the family of the victims already saying they’re hoping for the death penalty. In a related report by The Inquisitr, in a recent execution in Florida the family of the victim claimed the murderer deserved the death penalty for raping, murdering, and dismembering a nine-year-old boy. Yet a… Read more »

Death Penalty Halted By Washington Governor

Death Row Washington

The death penalty is a legal form of punishment in the state of Washington. However, Governor Jay Inslee has halted all executions. Inslee announced that he will not allow any further executions while he is in office. Although his decision can be reversed by the state’s next governor, Inslee has the power to halt capital… Read more »

United States Seeks Death Penalty For Boston Marathon Bomber

United States To Seek Death For United States prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnev

Th United States Justice Department said Thursday that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnev will face the death penalty, if he is convicted of his role in the April 15, 2013, terror attack. Tsarnev is accused of being one of two men who planted homemade pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon… Read more »

Warren Hill: Doctors Now Admit Death Row Inmate Has Mental Retardation

Warren Hill and Mental Retardation In Georgia Executions

Doctors evaluating Georgia death row inmate Warren Hill have now admitted that Hill suffers from mental retardation. In December 2000, at the request of the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, doctors examined Warren Hill and claimed he did not meet the criteria for mental retardation. At the time of his first diagnosis, doctors determined Hill suffered… Read more »