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Susan Sarandon Fails To Delay Death Penalty For Man Convicted Of Murder In Oklahoma

Oklahoma governor, Mary Fallin, is not planning to delay the execution of a man convicted of murder despite claims by anti-death penalty advocates that the accused is innocent. Actress Susan Sarandon and anti-death penalty advocate Sister Helen Prejean are making efforts to delay the execution of Richard Glossip. Now 52, Glossip is scheduled to die by way of lethal injection …

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Jodi Arias Ordered to Pay $30,000 to Travis Alexander’s Family

Jodi Arias was convicted of shooting and stabbing ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death back in 2008. Now the convicted killer has been ordered by an Arizona judge to pay $30,000 to Alexander’s family. It was Monday when Arizona Judge Sherry Stephens ordered Jodi Arias to pay the $30,000 to help cover the expenses incurred by five of Travis Alexander’s siblings, …

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Nikki Haley: Charleston Gunman Dylan Roof Deserves Death Penalty

Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, believes the Charleston church shooting that left nine people dead was a hate crime. As a result, she also believes the shooter, 21-year-old Dylan Roof, deserves the death penalty. “This is an absolute hate crime,” Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, said in an interview Friday with the Today show. “And when I’ve been …

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Jodi Arias Verdict 2015: Judge Declares Mistrial

The Jodi Arias verdict for 2015 is the same as the last time around. Within the past hour, the judge declared a mistrial, meaning Jodi Arias won’t be sentenced to death. According to a report from ABC News, the jury couldn’t reach the unanimous decision needed to either sentence Jodi Arias to life behind bars or to the death penalty, …

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Jodi Arias: Judge Rules Against Live Broadcast Of Death Penalty Trial

Jodi Arias’ penalty retrial will not broadcast live, unlike the first trial which provided endless cable TV and tabloid fodder. The live broadcast of the first trial was the reason cited by the nearly two dozen potential jurors who were dismissed on Monday. Out of the pool of 300 potential jurors, around 20 said they had followed the media coverage …

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Jodi Arias Stares Down Death Penalty All Alone

With Jodi Arias, it has been antic after antic throughout her highly publicized trial. Is she mentally unstable or was it all one elaborate attempt to get away with murder? This was the question on the minds of many onlookers, especially after her rather bizarre attempt to get a restraining order against Nancy Grace of all people. If it was …

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Jodi Arias Representing Herself in Court

Convicted killer Jodi Arias will be allowed to represent herself in the sentencing phase of her capital murder trial. On June 4, 2008, Arias attacked her boyfriend Travis Alexander, and ended up stabbing him repeatedly, slitting his throat and shooting him in the forehead at his Mesa, Arizona home. Admitted killer Arias, 34, claimed she was acting in self-defense, but …

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Arizona Botches Execution, Inmate Gasps

Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood died nearly two hours after his execution commenced Wednesday, and his attorney said that he gasped for breath for much of that time. Wood was convicted of murder in 1989, after killing his estranged girlfriend and her father. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said she was concerned with the amount of time it took for …

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Missouri Executes Man for Murdering 3

Former small time methamphetamine dealer John Middleton, 54, was executed by lethal injection Wednesday for killing three people in rural northern Missouri in 1995, due to fear his victims would report his drug activities to authorities. Middleton died after being injected with pentobarbital, marking the sixth execution in Missouri so far this year. The execution was initially scheduled for Wednesday …

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Sierra LaMar DNA Evidence Found on Rope

Over two years after Morgan Hill, California teenager Sierra LaMar disappeared, grand jury transcripts have been released detailing evidence against murder suspect Antolin Garcia-Torres. The court in Santa Clara County forwarded a 1,900 page document to the San Jose Mercury News on Friday, which revealed that Garcia-Torres left behind a substantial amount of evidence regarding 15-year-old LaMar’s vanishing, and that …

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Jodi Arias Could Get Death Penalty at Sentencing

Jodi Arias could get the death penalty when she is sentenced for murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. An Arizona judge has once again turned down Arias’s bid to be spared the death penalty during her sentencing retrial. Judge Sherry Stephens dismissed claims made by attorneys who believed the case was compromised when a member of Arias’ defense team was temporarily …

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Julie Schenecker Guilty of First-Degree Murder

A Tampa, Florida jury deliberated for less than two hours Thursday evening before finding Julie Schenecker guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of her two teenage children in 2011. Schenecker’s attorneys had been pitching an insanity defense, which the jury of eight men and four women rejected, and the defendant was handed a mandatory life sentence. A red-eyed …

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