death penalty

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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Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 20, 2019 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A United States senator from Pennsylvania says he wants to beef up protection for police officers who are targeted, while in the line of duty. Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey’s Thin Blue Line Act would make the death penalty more likely for someone...
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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.
Kena Betancur/Getty Images
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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Jacob Sullivan and Sara Packer
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
April 02, 2019 - 3:05 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The man and woman who killed 14-year-old Grace Packer are behind bars — one for life, the other on death row. Now, a mandatory review of the teen's death offers numerous recommendations to try fill the cracks that she slipped through. The report spans Grace's...
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Sara Packer
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 29, 2019 - 5:52 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The mother who killed her 14-year-old adopted daughter in what prosecutors have called a "rape-murder fantasy" has pleaded guilty to the crimes and will spend the rest of her life in prison. Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons told Sara Packer that when she first...
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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 27, 2019 - 4:34 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The jury in the Jacob Sullivan case has told the judge they are deadlocked as to whether he should be given the death penalty or life in prison without parole. The jury sent a note to the court Wednesday, telling them, "After sufficient deliberations, we cannot...
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U.S. Supreme Court
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
February 19, 2019 - 3:30 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A long legal fight over whether a Texas death row inmate could be executed ended Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the 59-year-old man is intellectually disabled and thus cannot be put to death. The Supreme Court's ruling came after prosecutors with the Harris County...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP, File
January 14, 2019 - 12:27 pm
By Yanan Wang and Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death Monday in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case that is likely to escalate tensions between the countries over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive. The court in...
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