Death Penalty

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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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Suspect Found Guilty In Boy’s Fatal Beating Sentenced To Death Penalty

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.

03/12/2014

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Haney Found Guilty In 4-Year-Old Fayette Co. Boy’s Beating Death

The jury has found Patrick Haney guilty in the case of a beating death of a child in Fayette County.

03/11/2014

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Trial Begins For Man In Beating Death Of Fayette Co. Boy

The trial is underway for a Fayette County man accused of beating to death his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son.

03/10/2014

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D.A.’s Office Won’t Seek Death Penalty In Cyanide Poisoning Case

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.

11/05/2013

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Family Of Man Convicted In Deaths Of Mom, Sister & Aunt Believe In His Innocence

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.

05/09/2013

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Ohio Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty For Punxsutawney Phil

Severe cold weather continues its grip on the Pittsburgh area, and now one Ohio prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for Punxsatawney Phil.

KDKA-TV–03/21/2013

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Jury Sentences Smyrnes To Death Penalty

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.

02/28/2013

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Smyrnes’ Lawyers Fight Against Death Penalty

Lawyers for Ricky Smyrnes went to work Monday to save his life.

02/25/2013

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Melvin Knight Sends Plea Letter To Judge

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.

08/31/2012

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Knight Formally Sentenced To Death Penalty In ‘Greenburg 6’ Case

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.

08/31/2012

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