life sentence

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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Clayton Carter stands trial for the fatal shooting of his neighbor George Jennings
Courtesy of the Chester County Police Department
Jim Melwert
August 30, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Clayton Carter of Chester County was convicted of killing his next-door neighbor in August 2017, and is on his way to state prison for the rest of his life.
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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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Cyntoia Denise Brown
Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean/AP
January 07, 2019 - 1:27 pm
By Mallory Gafas and Tina Burnside, CNN (CNN) -- Cyntoia Denise Brown, a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16 years old, has been granted clemency, the Tennessee governor's office said Monday. Brown, 30, will be released to parole supervision on...
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Wooden gavel in courtroom
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Mark Abrams
September 05, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Lawyers for a West Pottsgrove man serving life for the 1993 murder of a neighbor are presenting witnesses in Montgomery County court, seeking a reduced sentence because of a Supreme Court ruling that declares life sentences for juveniles "cruel and unusual"...
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Jim Melwert
July 03, 2018 - 5:49 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — He was 17 when he killed his grandparents with a shotgun. Now, a Bucks County man’s back-to-back juvenile life sentences have been overturned based on a recent Supreme Court ruling. Richard Mazeffa pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder five months...
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