death penalty

A lethal injection facility
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Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2019 - 2:33 pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the state's death penalty, debating that the statute violates the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the state constitution. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday on two cases dealing with the death penalty. Philadelphia's district attorney wants the court to strike down the policy. Read more here.
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Jaleel Loper
Bucks County District Attorney’s Office
Jim Melwert
August 08, 2019 - 12:58 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office is seeking the death penalty against a 28-year-old Philadelphia man who prosecutors say strangled and killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend and their unborn child. Jaleel Loper entered a plea of not guilty for the murder of...
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In this March 17, 2003 file photo, guard towers and razor wire ring the compound at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., the site of the last federal execution.
Michael Conroy/AP Photo
July 26, 2019 - 10:32 am
By Will Weissert, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The question to Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, was brutally personal. "If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?" Bernard Shaw, a CNN anchor, asked,...
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In this July 8, 2019 file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks during a tour of a federal prison in Edgefield, S.C. The Justice Department says it will carry out executions of federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003.
John Bazemore/AP Photo
July 25, 2019 - 1:11 pm
By Michael Balsamo and Colleen Long, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will execute federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003, the Justice Department announced Thursday, bringing back a seldom-used punishment pushed by President Donald Trump and escalating another...
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Jim Melwert
July 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The group representing county prosecutors is pushing back against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s argument that Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court should declare the death penalty unconstitutional. The Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association argues...
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Frazier Glenn Miller Jr.
Joe Ledford/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool, File
June 26, 2019 - 12:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling declaring that the state constitution protects access to abortion opened the door to a new legal attack on the death penalty. Attorneys for five of the 10 men on death row in Kansas argue that the abortion decision means the state's courts...
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Bobby Joe Long
Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP
May 23, 2019 - 12:31 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Lisa Noland said she was 17 when she wrote a suicide note, planning to end her life after years of being raped by her grandmother's boyfriend. A day later, she found herself fighting for her life while being raped by a man now set to be executed in Florida after a killing...
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Eric Frein arrives for arraignment to court on October 31, 2014 in Milford, Pennsylvania. Frein, a suspected cop killer, was taken into custody from a Pennsylvania airport hangar after a seven-week manhunt.
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April 26, 2019 - 12:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's highest court has upheld the death sentence for the man convicted in the 2014 deadly ambush on a State Police barracks. In its ruling Friday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the evidence presented at Eric Frein's trial was sufficient to support a...
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Ellen DeGeneres at the Pink Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony held in front of Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA
April 04, 2019 - 8:47 am
By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN (CNN) -- More celebrities are calling for a boycott of hotels owned by the kingdom of Brunei after it enacted new Islamic laws that make gay sex and adultery punishable by stoning to death. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres and tennis star Billie Jean King are just the latest to...
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