Death Penalty

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Blasts Gov. Wolf Death Penalty Stand

Pennsylvania’s attorney general says Gov. Tom Wolf’s death penalty moratorium is blatantly unconstitutional and wants the state Supreme Court to clear the way for the state’s first execution since 1999.

07/08/2015

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DA Plans To Pursue Death Penalty For Triple Murder Suspect

A man charged in three murders could get the highest punishment possible, if convicted, after the District Attorney announced his intentions today.

06/25/2015

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Jury Sentences Man Convicted In Girlfriend’s Murder To Death Penalty

A jury has sentenced the man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his estranged girlfriend in Washington County to the death penalty.

05/14/2015

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Jordan Clemons’ Mother Takes Stand During Penalty Phase

The penalty phase for a man convicted of first-degree murder in Washington County resumed on Wednesday.

05/13/2015

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Penalty Phase Begins For Jordan Clemons After 1st-Degree Murder Conviction

The penalty phase for a man convicted of first-degree murder in Washington County began Tuesday morning.

05/12/2015

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Jury Finds Jordan Clemons Guilty Of 1st-Degree Murder

A Washington County jury has heard closing arguments and is deliberating whether Jordan Clemons is guilty of first-degree murder.

05/11/2015

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Witnesses: Wash. Co. Murder Suspect Threatened Suicide Prior To Turning In Self

The trial for a man accused in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend in Washington County continued Wednesday.

05/06/2015

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Prosecutors: Suspect Exchanged Facebook Messages With Girlfriend Before Her Death

The trial for a man accused in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend in Washington County continued this morning.

05/05/2015

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Death Penalty Trial Begins For Man In Girlfriend’s Slaying

Opening statements began Monday in the death penalty trial of a western Pennsylvania man charged in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend more than three years ago.

05/04/2015

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Death Penalty To Be Sought Against Man In Wife’s Arson Death

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.

02/23/2015

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Gov. Wolf Imposes Moratorium On Death Penalty

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.”

02/13/2015

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Community Breathes Sigh Of Relief After Frein’s Capture

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.

10/31/2014

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Jury Deadlocked During Sentencing For Man Convicted Of Beaver Couple’s Murders

A jury deliberating the sentence for a man convicted of killing a local couple was deadlocked on its decision.

10/31/2014

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Victims’ Daughters Testify In Sentencing Phase Of Murder Trial

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.

10/29/2014

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Pa. Supreme Court Denies Baumhammers’ Appeal

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.

05/28/2014

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