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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 01, 2020 - 12:44 pm
The man who was sentenced to death for killing his girlfriend's 14-year-old foster daughter in what was described by prosecutors as a "rape murder fantasy" has died in prison.
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AP News
February 13, 2020 - 9:51 am
Two men serving life sentences for a double killing 25 years ago, but whose convictions were recently thrown out because of evidence that cast doubt on their guilt, celebrated with relatives and friends after they walked out of prison. Read more here.
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Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer
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Jim Melwert
January 08, 2020 - 4:25 pm
The new district attorney in Delaware County announced Wednesday that his office is withdrawing a shoplifting charge that held up the release of a man who was granted clemency from the governor. Read more here.
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Prison.
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AP News
December 27, 2019 - 4:21 pm
Two New Jersey men who have served more than 20 years in prison for a double murder have a chance at a new trial after a state appeals court ruled that newly discovered evidence could clear them. Read more here.
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David Sheppard
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 09, 2019 - 4:26 pm
The man whose clemency was held up by a shoplifting charge in Delaware County is one step closer to freedom. After nearly 30 years in state prison, 54-year-old David Sheppard is being released to a community correction center — or halfway house — on personal recognizance. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
December 06, 2019 - 3:43 pm
A man whose life sentence in prison was just commuted by Gov. Tom Wolf may be facing arrest. Read more here.
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George Trudel and Naomi Blount.
Courtesy of Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's Office
Cherri Gregg
November 04, 2019 - 6:52 pm
Two former life sentence inmates started jobs Monday with the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, and they'll be working to help reform the Commonwealth's commutation process. Read more here.
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Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 27, 2019 - 2:22 pm
Bobbie Mitchell will spend the rest of his life in prison after he was found guilty of what prosecutors have called the brutal, execution-style murder of Siani Overby on Easter Sunday 2018. Read more here.
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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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