Death Penalty

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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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D.A.’s Office Seeking Death Penalty In East Liberty Sisters’ Deaths

The murders of two sisters in East Liberty earlier this year is now a death penalty case.

05/07/2014

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