Articles Tagged with death penalty

Leon Taylor Execution: Attorneys File Last-Minute Appeal

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Leon Taylor’s execution is scheduled for 12:01 a.m. Wednesday morning. However, his attorneys have asked Missouri’s Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to grant a stay. In their appeal, Taylor’s attorneys argue that their client’s sentence is unjust. In addition to the appeal, Taylor’s attorneys have requested clemency from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. In 1994, Leon… Read more »

Mother Of Murdered Infant Requests Clemency For Her Baby’s Killer

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In 1999, Charles Frederick Warner was convicted of sexual assault and first-degree murder for the death of his ex-girlfriend’s 11-month-old daughter, Adrianna Waller. He was given the death penalty and is reportedly scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on Jan. 15 of next year. Although his request for clemency… Read more »

Is The End Of The Death Penalty Near? Just Look At Texas

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The State of Texas carried out its tenth death penalty sentence of the year last night as Miguel Paredes was executed by lethal injection for the murder of three men in 2000. There are no other executions planned for the Lone Star State in 2014. While ten is almost a rate of one per month,… Read more »

Lisa Ann Coleman Becomes Sixth Woman Executed In Texas

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Lisa Ann Coleman was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. on Wednesday evening. In 2006, Coleman was convicted in the death of 9-year-old Davontae Williams – who was beaten and starved to death. Despite a last-minute appeal, Coleman became the sixth woman executed in Texas since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. On July 26,… Read more »

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

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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 »