Pennsylvania Court Asked To Toss Death PenaltyThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider Wednesday whether the state’s death penalty statute amounts to cruel, arbitrary punishment that’s too often reserved for black and poor defendants.
2 Tree Of Life Survivors Offer Opposing Views About Death Penalty For Suspected Shooter Robert BowersThe moment he heard a noise behind him in the sanctuary of the Tree of Life Synagogue Oct. 27 is seared in Joe Charny’s mind.
Justice Department Seeks Death Penalty For Alleged Synagogue Shooter Robert BowersThe Justice Department will seek the death penalty for the Tree of Life mass shooting suspect Robert Bowers.
Independent District Attorney Candidate Takes Strong Positions On Certain IssuesRunning on her convictions, independent district attorney candidate Lisa Middleman is making sure her positions are well-known ahead of the election.
Prosecutors Stake Out Opposing Sides In Pennsylvania Death Penalty AppealPhiladelphia's top prosecutor and the state district attorneys' association are staking out opposing positions in a case to determine if Pennsylvania's death penalty will remain in effect.
Man Wants New Sentence In Teen's Rape, Murder, And DismembermentA man sentenced to death for raping, strangling and dismembering his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter has asked a judge to instead give him a life term.
Judge Considers Motion To Bar Death Penalty In Wilkinsburg Cookout SlayingsA judge says he will "seriously" consider a motion to bar the death penalty in the case of two men accused of killing five people and an unborn baby at a Pennsylvania cookout.
Death Penalty Study Recommends Changes Amid Gov. Wolf MoratoriumA long-awaited study suggests changes in how the death penalty works in Pennsylvania, including a subcommittee's recommendation to improve legal defense in capital cases.
Death Penalty Sought In Girlfriend Slaying, Mother AssaultProsecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty in the case of a man accused of killing his girlfriend and beating her elderly mother earlier this year in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Florida Prosecutors Seeking Death Penalty Against Parkland School ShooterFlorida prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz in the fatal shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Wants Death Penalty For School ShootersRepublican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner says he'll pursue a mandatory death penalty for any school shooter who kills someone.
Death Penalty To Be Sought For Suspect In Pitt Student's MurderThe Allegheny County district attorney plans to pursue the death penalty against a man accused of stabbing and beating a 20-year-old Pitt student to death.
Will Rahmael Holt Be Given The Death Penalty For The Murder Of Officer Brian Shaw?A prominent local defense attorney says the likelihood is very high that Rahmael Holt will be given the death penalty for the murder of New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw.
Study Of Pa. Capital Punishment Shows Race A Factor In Death SentencesA new study of capital punishment in Pennsylvania says death sentences are more common when the victim is white and less frequent when the victim is black.
Butler Co. Prosecutors Seeking Death Penalty Against Suspect In Boy’s DeathProsecutors in Butler County will seek the death penalty in the case of a 20-year-old man accused of raping and killing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son.