Since the late 1970s, hundreds of death warrants have been signed by Pennsylvania governors, but only three convicted murderers have been executed and none in the last 12 years.
It took a jury just about two hours to decide that convicted cop-killer Richard Poplawski should be sentenced to death. The jury received the case around 4:30 p.m. and the verdict was read shortly after 7 p.m.
It took less than two hours for a jury from Dauphin County to render a verdict in the penalty phase in the trial of convicted cop-killer Richard Poplawski.
Reverend Dr. Roger Thomas, a criminal justice analyst, and member of the PA Innocence Commission, talks to Chris about a new study that shows the death penalty is racially biased.