| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden will not face the death penalty or torture if he is returned to the United States to face espionage charges, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has assured his Russian counterpart in an effort to dissuade Moscow from...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:46 PM
PHOENIX — A new jury could be impaneled sometime in late September to decide whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to death or life in prison, a judge said Tuesday, as attorneys continued to file motions and kept mum on any talk of a deal to...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:03 PM
A jury was selected Tuesday to hear the case against an Army psychiatrist accused in the Ft. Hood shooting, whose long-awaited murder trial is set to begin next month.
The panel comprising 13 officers will hear the case against Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:31 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — California has dropped its legal efforts to win approval of a three-drug method of lethal injection and will instead propose single-drug executions, a prisons spokesman said Wednesday.
At the direction of Gov. Jerry Brown, the...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:14 AM
CLEVELAND -- A man charged with holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade and raping them is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Russo said the results of an examination of Ariel...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Kimberly McCarthy was put to death Wednesday, the 500th person Texas has executed in the 37 years since the death penalty was reinstated.
The former occupational therapist was convicted and sentenced to death in 1998 for the beating and stabbing death...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A California appeals court unanimously decided Thursday that the state’s lethal injection regulations were not properly vetted, a decision that is likely to further delay executions.
No inmate has been executed in...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:57 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — No inmate has been executed in California since 2006, and a ruling Thursday by a state appeals court is likely to further delay executions for years.
A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal unanimously decided...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:57 PM
PHOENIX—The judge in the Jodi Arias murder trial declared a mistrial in the penalty phase Thursday after the jury reported for a second time that it was deadlocked on whether to sentence her to life in prison or death for killing her one-time...
| May 15, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Ariel Castro, facing kidnapping and rape charges in connection with the Cleveland case of three women held prisoner for about a decade, will plead not guilty, his lawyers said Wednesday.
The announcement, made on national television, is part of the...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:26 AM
PHOENIX — Jodi Arias returns to court Wednesday so jurors can consider whether the death penalty should be an option for sentencing the former waitress convicted last week of murdering her former boyfriend.
Arias, 32, spent the weekend on...