Death Penalty

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PSU President’s Statement On NCAA Sanctions

The NCAA announced a series of sanctions against Penn State University Monday morning in the wake of the Kerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Shortly after the announcement was made, University President Rodney Erickson issued a statement accepting the punishment handed down.


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PSU Community Mixed Over NCAA Sanctions

Faculty, students and staff knew penalties against Penn State were coming, but it was a tough pill to swallow when the announcement came Monday morning.


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Big Ten Cuts PSU Out Of Bowl Revenue While Serving Ban

The Big Ten says Penn State will not be allowed to share in the conference’s bowl revenues while it is banned from the postseason by the NCAA.


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PSU Fined $60 Million As Part Of NCAA’s Punishment

The NCAA announced a series of penalties against Penn State University Monday morning in the wake of a child sexual assault scandal involving former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky.


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Paterno Family Issues Statement After Statue Removal

Crews removed the statue of Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium and the Paterno family issued a statement regarding the removal Sunday morning:


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NCAA To Announce ‘Unprecedented’ Penalties Against PSU

Penn State officials elected to take down the Joe Paterno Statue outside of Beaver Stadium Sunday morning, but another bombshell could come on Monday.


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Man Accused In Child’s Beating Death ‘Deteriorating In Jail’

A Knoxville man charged in connection with the beating death of an 11-year-old boy earlier this year was in court Thursday.


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DA Preparing To Try Armored Truck Heist As State Homicide Case

He’s accused of stealing more than $2 million and shooting and killing his co-worker, but Ken Konias says it all happened in self-defense. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala held a news conference today on the case following Konias’ arrest earlier this week in Florida.


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Man Charged In Boy’s Death In Court For Hearing

The Knoxville man charged in connection with the beating death of an 11-year-old boy early this month was in court Friday morning for a preliminary hearing.


David A. McClelland will stand trial in the stabbing death of his 92-year-old neighbor, Evelyn Stepko.  (Credit: KDKA)

Death Penalty Sought For 1 Suspect In Elderly Woman’s Death

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office will seek the death penalty against one of three people accused of robbing and killing their neighbor in Washington County.


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Did Georgia Execute An Innocent Man?

The United States Supreme Court refused to issue a stay of execution Wednesday night for death row inmate Troy Davis, who was convicted of murdering a police officer in Georgia based primarily on eyewitness testimony.

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Judge: No New Trial For Baumhammers

A judge has denied convicted killer Richard Baumhammers’ request for a new trial.


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Baumhammers Wants Death Sentence Thrown Out

A judge is continuing to hear arguments in the case of convicted killer Richard Baumhammers. Baumhammers, who currently sits on death row for a shooting rampage that killed five people on April 28, 2000, wants his death sentence thrown out.


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Time to Get Rid of Death Penalty in PA?

With convicted murderer Richard Baumhammers seeking to overturn his 2001 death sentence on psychological grounds, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Mike Pintek talks with criminal law professor John Burkoff about whether the death penalty should be banned in Pennsylvania.

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Poplawski To Reporters: ‘I’ll Be Back’

Convicted cop-killer Richard Poplawski was in court on Tuesday to be sentenced on other charges stemming from the the tragic 2009 incident in Stanton Heights.