Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused of having set a fire that killed his estranged wife.
Newly elected Gov. Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state Friday, calling the current system of capital punishment “error prone, expensive and anything but infallible.”
For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.
A jury deliberating the sentence for a man convicted of killing a local couple was deadlocked on its decision.
The same jury that convicted a Pittsburgh man for the murder of a Beaver Falls couple heard testimony Wednesday about whether he should live or die for the crime.
An unemployed immigration attorney lost an appeal Tuesday of his conviction and death sentence for shooting to death five people during a 2000 attack that targeted ethnic minorities in western Pennsylvania.
The murders of two sisters in East Liberty earlier this year is now a death penalty case.
The man found guilty in the fatal beating of his girlfriend’s young son in Fayette County has now been sentenced to the death penalty.
The jury has found Patrick Haney guilty in the case of a beating death of a child in Fayette County.
The trial is underway for a Fayette County man accused of beating to death his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son.
Robert Ferrante, a University of Pittsburgh researcher, won’t be facing the death penalty when he goes on trial in connection with the murder of his wife, 41-year-old Dr. Autumn Klein.
Kevin Murphy’s family believes in his innocence, and thought the trial would set him free. But now, as he heads to death row, they are speaking out about what they think happened.
Severe cold weather continues its grip on the Pittsburgh area, and now one Ohio prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for Punxsatawney Phil.
A jury has sentenced the man who investigators call the ringleader of the so-called “Greensburg 6” to the death penalty. The group is accused in connection with the torture and murder of woman in 2010.
Lawyers for Ricky Smyrnes went to work Monday to save his life.