Stories tagged: death penalty
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
The Washington Senate on Friday approved a measure that would repeal the death penalty, just months after the state’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down capital punishment as arbitrary and racially …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 5 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
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 …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:50 p.m.
Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty, as applied, violates its Constitution.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:14 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
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 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.
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.
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.
Sat., April 21, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., April 3, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
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 …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
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.
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 …
Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
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 …
Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:29 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 2:03 p.m.
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 replace death penalty with life without parole in all cases.
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
Senate committee approves elimination of death penalty for most murders.
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
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.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is urging lawmakers to repeal the state’s death penalty.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 3:48 p.m.
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.
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.