Death Penalty

June 18, 2014
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday reversed Derrick Penn's capital murder conviction and ordered a new trial because his jury was...
June 6, 2014
A new poll by ABC News and the Washington Post finds that a majority of Americans favor life without parole over the death penalty for convicted...
May 27, 2014
The United States Supreme Court today held that a Florida law requiring an IQ score below 70 to be considered intellectually disabled (and therefore...
May 9, 2014
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals last week held that William Ziegler, who was sentenced to death in Mobile County in 2003, must be given a new...
April 30, 2014
Clayton Derrell Lockett died of a heart attack after a botched execution in Oklahoma yesterday, renewing questions about the use of secret and...
April 29, 2014
A study published this week in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that 4 percent -- or 1 in 25 -- of people...
April 22, 2014
Star boxer Rubin Carter, who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder in New Jersey, died on Sunday at age 76. A long...
April 18, 2014
The Alabama Supreme Court today ruled that Larry Dunaway was denied a fair trial by an impartial jury because two jurors did not give true and...
March 28, 2014
A court on Wednesday struck down Oklahoma's lethal injection secrecy law, ruling that it clearly violates "due process because access to the courts...
March 18, 2014
Thirty years after he was wrongfully convicted by an all-white jury in Shreveport, Louisiana, Glenn Ford was freed from the death row at Angola...
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