Topic: Richard Dieter
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is appearing for the first time in court, where he is to be charged with 30 federal criminal counts, most of which authorize the death penalty.
The defense attorneys for Ariel Castro, who is accused of kidnapping three women in Cleveland, hopes to avoid a trial which could result in a death penalty, they said at Wednesday's arraignment. Castro faces hundreds of charges, one of which is that he forced a miscarriage by one of the women.
Illinois death penalty: Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's signature on legislation getting rid of the death penalty provoked an extraordinary array of emotions Wednesday — almost all of them intense.
03/10/2011 09:40 am
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill to make Illinois the 16th state to abolish the death penalty. Questions about the fairness of the death penalty led to a state moratorium in 2000.
03/09/2011 02:54 pm
Forty-six executions were carried out in 2010, less than half the all-time high of 98 in 1999, a new report finds. The death penalty was assessed to 114 murderers this year, far short of former levels.
12/21/2010 09:11 am
Death penalty survey contradicts previous polls showing broad support among Americans for the maximum punishment, but pollsters say the key is giving respondents alternatives.
11/16/2010 02:07 pm
Teresa Lewis will be the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly a century. The death sentence has prompted appeals from the EU and accusations of double-standards from Iran's president.
09/23/2010 01:41 pm
State and local governments facing budget crunches can realize big savings by eliminating the death penalty, according to a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center.
10/20/2009 01:00 am
The Supreme Court denied the appeal of a Florida inmate on death row for 32 years.
03/12/2009 01:00 am
Death-penalty foes want the condemned to be kept at San Quentin Prison rather than transferred to remote areas.
07/16/2008 01:00 am