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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Credit:  Handout)

Federal Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty Against Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.

01/30/2014

Dr. William Petit, the sole survivor of the 2007 Cheshire, Conn., home invasion murders, with his new wife, Christine. (Photo: Handout)

Dr. William Petit Approached By GOP Officials To Run For Congress

Petit’s wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion in Cheshire.

10/11/2013

Ronell Wilson, on right. (credit: CBS 2)

Convicted Cop Killer Ronell Wilson Gets Death Penalty

Ronell Wilson, 31, was convicted of killing undercover detectives Rodney Andrews and James Nemorin on Staten Island in 2003. The two were posing as gun buyers.

09/10/2013

Ronell Wilson, on right. (credit: CBS 2)

Convicted Cop Killer Ronell Wilson Again Sentenced To Death

A New York City jury ruled Wednesday that Ronell Wilson should receive the death penalty for the murder of two NYPD detectives.

07/24/2013

Facebook (file / credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Cop Killer’s Own Activities In Prison Could Nix His Bid To Escape Death Row

For convicted cop killer Ronell Wilson, the Facebook page he’s managed to keep up while on death row could be his undoing.

11/26/2012

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Convicted Cop Killer Caught In Legal Limbo

Ronell Wilson’s arduous legal odyssey began nearly a decade ago when, as young gang member, he was arrested in one of New York City’s most notorious police killings: the point-blank execution of two undercover officers in an illegal gun sting gone awry.

09/01/2012

Penn State player leaves team meeting (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images) after sanctions are handed down by NCAA President Mark Emmert. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Penn State President: Nittany Lions Faced 4-Year ‘Death Penalty’

Penn State’s trustees may not like the NCAA’s unprecedented sanctions against the university’s football program, but they say the alternative — the so-called “death penalty” — would have been worse.

07/26/2012

A man stares at the site where the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno once stood outside Beaver Stadium. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

NCAA Hits Penn State With 4-Year Bowl Ban, Vacates Wins From 1998-2011

With his statue no longer outside Beaver Stadium, late Penn State coach Joe Paterno has been dropped from his perch atop the Division I record books.

07/23/2012

Courtroom drawing shows Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (C) and co-defendant Walid Bin Attash (L) attending a pre-trial session in 2008 in Guantanamo Bay. (AFP PHOTO/POOL/ Janet Hamlin)

Husband Of 9/11 Victim Opposes Death Penalty For Accused Plotters, Mastermind

Blake Allison said he has opposed the death penalty for decades and his wife’s death has not changed his stance on the issue.

05/14/2012

An execution chamber is seen in Huntsville, TX - Jun 23, 2000 - Photo: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

With Death Penalty Repealed, Conn. Lawmaker Concerned About Future Cases

The death penalty has been officially abolished for future cases in Connecticut, but Sen. John Kissel says the decision will only hinder the way the state deals with the most hardened and heinous of criminals.

04/26/2012

An execution chamber is seen in Huntsville, TX - Jun 23, 2000 - Photo: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

Legislature Passes Death Penalty Repeal In Conn., Goes To Governor’s Desk

The bill would abolish the death penalty and replace it with a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release. It would not affect the sentences of the 11 inmates already on Connecticut’s death row.

04/12/2012

Connecticut State Capitol - Hartford, CT - File / Photo: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.

Conn. Death Penalty Faces Second Vote In General Assembly

A bill that would abolish Connecticut’s death penalty for all future cases is facing its second vote in the General Assembly. Members of the state’s House of Representatives are scheduled to take up the legislation on Wednesday afternoon.

04/11/2012

An execution chamber is seen in Huntsville, TX - Jun 23, 2000 - Photo: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

Conn. Death Penalty Repeal Bill Passes In Senate, Moves On To House

State senators voted 20-16 in favor of a death penalty repeal bill after about 11 hours of impassioned floor debate.

04/05/2012

Sen. Donald Williams speaks at a press conference on November 5, 2008 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

Connecticut Senate Expected To Vote On Bill To Repeal Death Penalty

Now that the two men responsible for the Petit family murders in Cheshire have been sentenced to die, a move is underway to repeal the death penalty in Connecticut.

04/04/2012

Jahmell Crockam, center, who is accused in the murder of Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz, stands next to Deputy Public Defender Frank Gonzalez, left, during an appearance before Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Jahmell Crockam Gets Life In Prison For Lakewood Cop Killing

Authorities say because Crockam was convicted of murdering Patrolman Christopher Matlosz, the law requires a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

03/22/2012

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