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.
As Melvin Knight was fighting for his life at the courthouse for the last two weeks, he was apparently planning for his future back at the jail. Knight wrote a letter to the court asking to marry his co-defendant and fiancé who testified against him.
It was an emotionally charged morning at the courthouse as Melvin Knight was formally sentenced to the death penalty; the first time that has happened in a Westmoreland County courtroom since 2005.
The penalty phase for one of the so-called members of the “Greensburg Six” began Monday morning in Westmoreland County.
The Penn State Board of Trustees were supposed to comment on the harsh NCAA sanctions against the university on Sunday, but it never happened. However, there were some new details that came out of the special meeting about Penn State President Rodney Erickson’s decision to sign off on the sanctions.
The NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State have raised many questions about whether the current members of the football team would remain in Happy Valley.