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Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Poll Is Mixed For Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy

The latest reading on Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s job approval rating comes from the Quinnipiac University poll, where 44 percent of voters approve and 45 percent disapprove.

03/21/2012

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

Debate Continues Over Connecticut Death Penalty

Recently, the two men convicted of the horrific Cheshire home invasion murders were sentenced to death. But now the debate is raging over whether to remove the death penalty from the books in Connecticut.

03/14/2012

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

Death Penalty Repeal Back On The Agenda In Hartford

With the sentencing to death of both men in the brutal Cheshire home invasion murders, Connecticut lawmakers appear ready to again take up arguments for repeal of the state’s death penalty.

02/14/2012

Joshua Komisarjevsky (Mugshot)

Joshua Komisarjevsky Sentenced To Death In CT Home Invasion

The jury deliberated over the span of five days before returning the verdict against Joshua Komisarjevsky, who will join his accomplice Steven Hayes on Connecticut’s death row.

12/09/2011

Narcy Novack (credit: Handout)

Feds Mulling Death Penalty In Hotel Heir Killings

Narcy Novack, the Florida woman accused of arranging the killings of her husband and mother-in-law, was already complaining last year about how much time she’d spent in jail.

05/06/2011

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

Death Penalty Supporters Rallying Against Repeal In Connecticut

Death penalty supporters are also promising an amendment that would streamline the appeals process.

04/11/2011

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

CT Murder Victims’ Families Seek Death Penalty Repeal

Seventy-six people who have all lost loved ones to murder have signed a letter saying capital punishment in Connecticut offers a “false promise that goes unfilled.”

02/09/2011

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

NJ Sen. Still Wants Death Penalty; Christie Would Sign

Sen. Robert Singer says it should be applied to those convicted of murdering a child, killing a police officer in the line of duty, or committing a fatal terrorist attack.

01/26/2011

Steven Hayes - File / Photo: Connecticut State Police via AP

Hayes Sentenced To Die For Cheshire Murders

The monster that killed a mother and her two daughters in their Connecticut home broke his silence in court on Thursday, moments before he was sentenced to die.

12/02/2010

Steven Hayes

Cheshire Home Invasion Jury To Reconvene Sunday

Jurors deciding if a man convicted in a deadly Cheshire home invasion completed a second day of deliberations without agreeing on whether to impose the death penalty.

11/06/2010

Steven Hayes - File / Photo: Connecticut State Police via AP

Doc: Cheshire Home Invasion Defendant Expressed Guilt

Lawyers for a man convicted of a deadly home invasion have called a parole officer to testify as they try to persuade a jury to spare their client the death penalty.

10/27/2010

Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky (credit: AP)

Doc: Cheshire Home Invasion Defendant Tried Suicide

A psychiatrist says the Connecticut man convicted in a deadly home invasion told him he wanted to take the stand and encourage a jury to give him the death sentence.

10/20/2010

Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky (credit: AP)

Home Invasion Defendant’s Journal Read To Jury

Lawyers for Steven Hayes cited the writings of his co-defendant who described how his “dark shadow was let loose” as he beat Dr. William Petit and terrorized his wife and two daughters.

10/19/2010

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

Support For Death Penalty At 10-Year High In CT

Quinnipiac University’s poll, released Wednesday, found 65 percent of those surveyed support the death penalty. That’s up from 61 percent two years ago.

10/13/2010

Democratic candidate for governor Dan Malloy, left, and Republican candidate Tom Foley debate in Hartford. (AP Photo/John Woike, Pool)

Conn. Gov Hopefuls Spar Over Death Penalty, Ads

Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy took aim at each other in a debate Tuesday and argued over issues ranging from the death penalty to the deficit.

10/05/2010

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