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The Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney has dropped a bid to have the death penalty re-instated for a man convicted of killing a pregnant woman and her husband in 2002. At a news conference Thursday morning, Lynchburg Commonwealth’s attorney...
A judge has decided a Fort Hood shooting suspect still can face the death penalty if convicted in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation. The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, denied Maj. Nidal Hasan's request Wednesday to remove the death...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to stop the execution of a Virginia man who fought to get the death penalty. The court ruled hours before the 9 p.m. Wednesday execution of 42-year-old Robert Gleason Jr. Gleason was sentenced...
Tags: Punishment, U.S. Supreme Court
Supporters of a capital-murder defendant whose release has been delayed are holding a rally outside a fundraiser for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. The group Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is gathering Saturday evening...
Attorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block Wednesday's execution of a Virginia man who strangled two inmates and vowed to keep killing unless given the death penalty. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to intervene on...
Tags: Justice System, Judges, Murder, Punishment, Prisons
Governor McDonnell says he will not stop the execution next week of a man convicted of murder in Amherst. Robert Charles Gleason was convicted of killing Michael Kent Jamerson in 2008. While in prison, Gleason killed two inmates. He is set to be...
Tags: Murder, Punishment, Executive Branch, Politics, Prisons
Virginia has added a new drug to be used in executions to replace one that is in short supply. The Virginia Department of Corrections said Friday that Rocuronium Bromide can now be used in the lethal injection cocktail. The drug is an alternative to...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood rampage in Texas will be court-martialed and face the death penalty. Fort Hood's commanding general announced the decision Wednesday for Maj. Nidal Hasan. The 40-year-old...
ReporterThe man accused of abducting 13-year-old Brittany Smith from Roanoke County and taking her to San Francisco is now facing a murder charge. A grand jury indicted Jeffrey Easley on a capital murder charge Friday. If convicted he could face the death...
Tags: San Francisco, Prosecution, Punishment, California, Crimes
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A renewed, scaled-back push to expand the death penalty is advancing in the Senate. Republican Senator Mark Obenshain has tried for years to repeal Virginia's triggerman rule, which allows only the person who does the actual...
Tags: Rape, Politics, Punishment, Elections, Crime, Law and Justice
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefAn Altavista man is headed to prison for killing his neighbor. A jury in Campbell County handed down six guilty verdicts for Alphonso Destin on first-degree murder, five robbery counts and for mis-using a firearm. The 23 year old was on trial for...
ReutersBy Tim Gaynor PHOENIX, May 22 (Reuters) - A jury weighing the fate of murderer Jodi Arias is set to resume deliberations on Wednesday on whether she should be sentenced to death or spend her life in prison for the brutal slaying of her ex-boyfriend....
Tags: Justice System, Prosecution, Murder, Punishment, Prisons
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