Stories tagged: death penalty
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.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
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.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Although child-killer Joseph Duncan waived his right to appeal his triple death sentence for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old North Idaho boy, Duncan, through a team …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
The suspect in the deadly New York City truck rampage was inspired by the Islamic State group’s online videos and plotted his attack for two months, renting a truck ahead …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Attorneys in death penalty case say Renfro suffers ‘neuro deficit’ that played part in killing Coeur d’Alene police officer
Defense attorneys are calling on experts to convince a jury that the man convicted of killing a Coeur d’Alene police officer should not receive the death penalty.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
A University of Idaho law professor and a group of advocates want to see Idaho pass rules that would prevent the mentally ill and juveniles from being subjected to the …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Pope Francis marked the 25th anniversary of a landmark compilation of Catholic teaching by saying Wednesday it should be changed to address an issue close to his heart: the death …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
Since 1973, 159 Americans have been exonerated following death-penalty convictions. Two of them shared their stories at Gonzaga University Wednesday night.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Just under three hours after someone shot Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore in the face and stole his gun in 2015, investigators found his stolen patrol car near Stateline, …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
A jury has been selected to hear the potential death penalty case against Jonathan D. Renfro for the 2015 shooting death of a Coeur d’Alene police officer.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Officials with the Canyon County Public Defender’s office say they are considering a possible agreement with a nearby county to handle their legal defenses in death penalty cases.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
It is human nature that human beings are loath to admit their mistakes. It is also human nature that human beings will make mistakes, regardless.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
A voter-approved measure to speed up executions in California was upheld Thursday by the state Supreme Court, but justices rejected arguments that a provision setting a five-year limit on appeals …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
A division of Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, says that a medicine its scientists originally invented more than half a century ago should …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
A Virginia man who killed a hospital security guard and a sheriff’s deputy after escaping from custody in 2006 was executed Thursday after an unsuccessful campaign to spare the inmate’s …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Arkansas’ chief medical examiner says nothing in autopsy reports suggest that four inmates put to death in April suffered while they died. But that won’t end the debate over whether …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
A minority Shiite Muslim was sentenced to death in Pakistan for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Florida can start executing condemned killers again now that the U.S. Supreme Court has let stand the state’s changes to its death penalty law, experts say.
Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
An Alabama prisoner nicknamed the “Houdini” of death row for dodging execution seven times has been put to death for fatally shooting his lover’s husband in a 1982 murder-for-hire scheme.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has delayed nine executions as a court fight continues over the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection process.
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Is unorthodox the same as cruel and unusual punishment? It’s the central question of the current U.S. death penalty debate, highlighted by the latest execution involving a disputed sedative that …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Arkansas will have a more difficult time obtaining additional lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
The Arkansas governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state’s execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Arkansas wrapped up an aggressive execution schedule Thursday, putting to death its fourth inmate in eight days.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Two inmates received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the nation’s first double execution since 2000, just days after the state …
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
California has long been what one expert calls a “symbolic death penalty state,” one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more …
Sat., April 22, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Arkansas’ push to put eight men to death in less than two weeks has so far resulted in just one lethal injection, and legal experts say that shows the risks …