Capital punishment

This Sept. 2012 photo taken in Gaza's Central Prison released by Human Rights Watch shows Hani Abu Aliyan, a 28-year-old convicted of killing a boy in 2000, when he himself was 14 years old, and of killing a friend in a dispute over money in 2009. (AP Photo/Human Rights Watch)

Rights group urges Gaza’s Hamas to halt executions

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group demanded Tuesday that Gaza’s Hamas government halt all planned executions, including that of a 28-year-old convicted of killing a child when he himself was […]

08/20/2013

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Man accused of killing wife after posting photo on Facebook

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife — and apparently then posted a photo of her body on Facebook — has turned himself into police. Miami-Dade police report […]

08/08/2013

Reporters that will observe the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan are escorted to the courthouse Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Fort Hood trial resumes as lawyers demand removal

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood was allowed to continue representing himself on Thursday after the judge barred his standby attorneys from taking over, […]

08/08/2013

This court room sketch shows Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan during his court-martial Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Forth Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/Brigitte Woosley)

Lawyer says Hasan intent on getting death sentence

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The standby attorney for the soldier charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage accused Maj. Nidal Hasan on Wednesday of deliberately charting a course toward a conviction and death […]

08/07/2013

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Billy Slagle. Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation)

Ohio killer set for execution found hanged in cell

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man condemned to death for fatally stabbing a neighbor during a Cleveland burglary was found hanged in his cell Sunday just days before his Wednesday execution. Billy Slagle, 44, was found […]

08/04/2013

In this Saturday, July 27, 2013, photo provided by Brian Harrell, Amanda Berry, one of three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade, makes a surprise appearance at the RoverFest concert in Cleveland. Berry appeared at a public event for the first time since her rescue, a day after her abductor pleaded guilty in the case. The rapper Nelly called Berry back to the stage after his music set. (AP Photo/Courtesy Brian Harrell)

Ariel Castro’s son say life sentence ‘appropriate’

CLEVELAND (AP) — The son of the Cleveland man who admitted kidnapping, raping and enslaving three women for about a decade said Monday his father belongs in prison for the rest of his life. In […]

07/29/2013

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Obese inmate spared from execution dies in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio inmate whose 450-pound weight became an issue in his death penalty case has died seven months after being granted clemency, officials said Friday. Ronald Post died Thursday morning at […]

07/26/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

US says it won’t seek death penalty for Snowden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder has told the Russian government that the U.S. will not seek the death penalty for former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden. In a letter dated July […]

07/26/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ariel Castro agrees to plea in Ohio kidnap case

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade agreed to plead guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty. In exchange, Ariel […]

07/26/2013

In this May 21, 2013 file photo, Jodi Arias points to her family as a reason for the jury to give her a life in prison sentence instead of the death penalty, during the penalty phase of her murder trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool, File)

Judge ponders September trial date for Arias

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Jodi Arias’ murder case says she expects to set a new trial date for late September. During a hearing Tuesday in Phoenix, Judge Sherry Stephens gave attorneys additional time […]

07/16/2013

Ariel Castro appears court for arraignment, charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with his allegedly holding 3 women captive for 10 years, Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Hundreds of new charges filed in Ohio kidnap case

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland man has been indicted on hundreds of additional charges related to accusations that he held three women captive in his home for a decade and raped them. A […]

07/12/2013

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Missouri may bring back gas chamber

ST. LOUIS (AP) – With drugs needed for lethal injection in short supply and courts wrangling over how to execute prisoners without them, Missouri’s attorney general is floating one possible solution: Bring back the gas […]

07/03/2013

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