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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor said Thursday he’s seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

In televised debate with Dave Wilson, House candidate Jenny Graham says death penalty not racially disproportionate

In a debate with Democrat Dave Wilson, Republican Jenny Graham correctly said there were more white people than black people on death row and that she supported maintaining the death …


Death penalty ruling anguishes Spokane Valley mother who lost daughter in 1996 attacks

Sherry Shaver felt some solace on the day in 1997 when a jury recommended capital punishment for the man who killed her daughter in Spokane Valley. But the ensuing 20 …


Social worker who served Yates’ victims supports end of death penalty

Before investigators learned the name of Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr., fear gripped the women who worked as prostitutes on East Sprague Avenue.


Shawn Vestal: It’s time to let the death penalty perish for good

The death penalty has had a long, troubled life in Washington, serving vengeance more than justice. It’s already on life support from a gubernatorial moratorium, and it’s time to let …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court tosses out state’s death penalty

Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty, as applied, violates its Constitution.


Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 sit-in

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was …


Pope seeks to abolish death penalty, changes church teaching

Pope Francis has decreed that the death penalty is “inadmissible” under all circumstances and that the Catholic Church must work to abolish it, changing official church teaching to reflect his …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 12:17 p.m.

Ada prosecutor not ready to say if she’ll pursue death penalty in mass-stabbing case

Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts is not yet ready to say if her attorneys will pursue the death penalty in the case of a 30-year-old Los Angeles man accused of …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

Judge: Prison officials must release execution drug records

A judge says Idaho prison officials must release records about the lethal injection drugs they used in the state’s two most recent executions.


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Alaska man agrees to guilty plea in Florida airport shooting

An Alaska man will not face the death penalty on charges of killing five people and wounding six in a shooting rampage at a Florida airport, authorities announced Tuesday.


India approves death penalty for rape of young children

India’s government on Saturday approved of the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12, responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of a young …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Idaho GOP candidate supports threat of death penalty to stop abortions

A Republican lieutenant governor candidate on Tuesday softened his stance that women who get an abortion should be punished if it is ever criminalized in Idaho, a day after saying …


Prosecutors seek death penalty in transgender teen’s killing

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for one of the suspects in the slaying of a transgender teenager whose eyes were gouged out and her body set on fire …


Defense attorney appointed to Idaho death penalty case

An attorney qualified to handle death penalty cases has been appointed to represent the Washington state man accused of stabbing to death a cab driver in northern Idaho.


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers

President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official …


At rally, Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers

President Donald Trump on Saturday again called for enacting the death penalty for drug dealers during a rally meant to bolster a struggling GOP candidate for a U.S. House seat …


Prosecutors seeking death penalty in cab driver’s murder

A northern Idaho prosecutor is seeking the death penalty in a case involving a Washington state man suspected of repeatedly stabbing a cab driver and letting him slowly bleed to …


UI law prof sues Idaho for execution records

A University of Idaho law professor is suing the Idaho Department of Correction under the state’s Public Records Act for refusing to hand over documents about its use of execution …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Senate votes to end death penalty in Washington

Senate votes to replace death penalty with life without parole in all cases.


Ohio juror voted for death 20 years ago, now seeks mercy

Ross Geiger had doubts about recommending a death sentence 20 years ago for a convicted Ohio killer, concerned about the impact of the offender’s tough childhood on his behavior.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

Dallas man to die for killing daughters while mom listened

A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone is looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to spare his …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to stop Texas execution

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday night rejected two appeals from a Texas death row inmate, clearing the way for his execution for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Ban on executions passes Washington Senate panel

Senate committee approves elimination of death penalty for most murders.


Foes take another run at ending Washington’s death penalty

Democratic control of the Senate means 2018 could be the year that Washington abolishes the death penalty, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Lawyers say inmate awaiting execution no longer remembers crime

Alabama asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to let the state proceed with executing a 67-year-old inmate who lawyers say has suffered strokes and dementia and cannot remember killing …


County prosecutor calls for repeal of state’s death penalty

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is urging lawmakers to repeal the state’s death penalty.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Idaho county may withdraw from state death penalty fund

A central Idaho county is considering withdrawing from the state’s Capital Crimes Defense Fund, a move commissioners say is intended to stop local prosecutors from seeking the death penalty.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 3:52 p.m.

Central Idaho county withdraws from death penalty trial fund

A central Idaho county is withdrawing from the state’s Capital Crimes Defense Fund, a move commissioners say is intended to stop local prosecutors from seeking the death penalty.


U.S. Supreme Court won’t stop Ohio execution of sick inmate

Ohio started final preparations Tuesday for executing a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he’s put to death this week.