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

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

By Val Powell September 30, 2014

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Jodi Arias Will Face A Second Death Penalty Hearing

Jodi Arias, the 33-year-old woman who was convicted of first-degree murder last year for killing her boyfriend in 2008, is slated to appear in court this week. Last year, the jurors were not able to a unanimous decision on her …

Oklahoma Governor Holds After Botched Execution

“If we are to have executions at all, they must not be conducted like hastily thrown together human science experiments.” On Tuesday evening, two executions were scheduled to take place in McAlester, Oklahoma: Clayton D. Lockett, who was convicted in …

Oklahoma Execution Was Inhumane, Says White House Oklahoma Execution Was Inhumane, Says White House

In a press conference held earlier today, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett “fell short of the humane standards required when the death penalty is carried out,” according to the AP. …

Oklahoma Botches Execution, Postpones Another

An Oklahoma death row prisoner died of a heart attack roughly 20 minutes after waking up during his execution mid-injection, due to faulty equipment. The scheduled execution of a second inmate for the evening was subsequently postponed. Corrections Director Robert …

Julie Schenecker Murder Trial Starts Jury Selection

The jury selection phase of the murder trial of Julie Schenecker began Monday in Tampa, and is expected to take several days, as the prosecution and defense assess over 100 potential jurors. Schenecker, of New Tampa, Florida is accused of …

Florida Execution Leaves ‘Old Sparky’ Unemployed

Florida executed a man on Wednesday who was convicted of murdering two relatives in 1990, marking the 85th instance of capital punishment for the state, and the fourth so far this year. Robert Hendrix, 47, was pronounced dead at 6:21 …

Missouri Execution: Fourth Inmate Executed in 2014

Death row inmate William Rousan was executed on Wednesday; the execution is the fourth for Missouri in 2014. Rousan was sentenced to death after being found guilty of murdering a couple in 1993. After being denied clemency by Missouri Governor …

Ray Jasper, Aspiring Rapper, Executed In Texas

Former San Antonio rap artist Ray Jasper was executed by the state of Texas on Wednesday for a murder that took place 16 years ago. In 1998, Jasper was convicted of robbing and killing studio owner David Alejandro. Up until …

Missouri Execution of Child Killer Inhumane?

Time ran out for Michael Taylor. The state of Missouri executed him a few hours ago. He was announced dead at 12:01 Wednesday morning. With Taylor entering his final hours of life, his defense attorney tried desperately to get a …

Florida Execution Reignites Death Penalty Debate
· 173

The Florida execution of a confessed murderer yesterday has again caused tempers to flare on both sides of the death penalty debate. In fact, a last minute, last resort appeal was made on behalf of the confessed murderer, Juan Carlos …

Gov. Jay Inslee Halts Death Penalty In Washington
· 1

Washington governor Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that while he’s in office, he will be suspending the use of the death penalty. “There have been too many doubts raised about capital punishment,” Inslee said during a press conference. “There are too …

Wyoming Votes Against Hearing Firing Squad Proposal
· 16

Wyoming lawmaker Bruce Burns sponsored a bill to make death by firing squad an option in his state, but the state senate voted against considering the bill on Tuesday. Burns proposed this alternate method to carry out a capital punishment …

Pregnant Woman Murder: Husband Charged With Slaying
· 25

A charge has been brought against the alleged killer of missing pregnant woman, Melissa Sowders, whose body was apparently discovered on Thursday in Harris County, Texas. The estranged husband of Sowders, 28-year-old Matthew Sowders, may face the death penalty or …