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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year pleaded guilty Wednesday then described shooting each victim, telling a military judge he has asked...
Tags: Judges, Firearms, Trials, Afghanistan, Military Justice
SEATTLE (AP) — The Army staff sergeant charged with slaughtering 16 villagers in one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty in a deal that requires him to recount the horrific attack for the first...
Tags: Judges, Prisons, Trials, U.S. Army, Afghanistan
Nearly 23 years ago, 10-year-old Christine McGowen was raped and murdered in her bed by a sex offender who sneaked into her northwest Orange County home. On Wednesday, 56-year-old Elmer Carroll, who killed the fifth-grader who loved hide-and-seek,...
Tags: Judges, Bithlo, Orange Blossom Trail, Trials, Prisons
GOP priorities? [This month] the GOP-controlled House of Representatives and our local Republican contingent — Wittman, Rigell, and Forbes — voted to weaken the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law which was designed to promote the...
Life behind bars Three cheers for Robert Quandahl's letter opposiing the death penalty. He is so right; it doesn't prevent crimes and chances exist of a wrong ruling, convicting an innocent person. I would like to add that our Bill of Rights, Eighth...
DETROIT (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the rare federal death sentence of a western Michigan man who was convicted of killing a woman in a national forest in 1997 before she could testify against him in a rape case. Michigan outlawed...
Are you in favor of the death penalty? Why? Many people say we need it because the death penalty deters crime, but that is not true. In 2012, the National Research Council evaluated statistical studies only to conclude "that the studies do not provide...
Gov. Rick Scott is doing the right thing by taking his time before signing the Timely Justice Act. And, after taking his time and thinking about it, he needs to veto it. This is the bill that would speed up the state’s death penalty process....
The Springfield News-Leader, May 28 The loss of John Q. Hammons on Monday feels a bit like losing a founding father. He may not have lived in the era of John Polk Campbell, but what he brought to Springfield has forever changed the city's face and focus....
Twenty-seven years after his conviction for killing a pregnant woman and her three children in Chicago was overturned on appeal, James Ealy is once again facing a life sentence for murder. A Lake County jury found Ealy guilty Friday in the 2006...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Burger King, Murder, Prisons, Punishment
PHOENIX (AP) — As jurors in Jodi Arias' murder trial filed one by one from the courtroom after a dramatic five months of gut-wrenching testimony and gruesome photographs, three women on the panel cried and one looked to the victim's family, mouthing...
Tags: Murder, Joe Arpaio, Television Industry, Prisons, Trials
PHOENIX—The judge in the Jodi Arias murder trial declared a mistrial in the penalty phase Thursday after the jury reported for a second time that it was deadlocked on whether to sentence her to life in prison or death for killing her one-time...
Tags: Television Industry, Trials, Prisons, Punishment, Witnesses
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