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  • Edward Snowden won't face death penalty in U.S., Holder says

    Edward Snowden won't face death penalty in U.S., Holder says
    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...
  • Judge in Jodi Arias case considers September trial date

    Judge in Jodi Arias case considers September trial date
    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...
  • Jury is selected in Ft. Hood court-martial

    Jury is selected in Ft. Hood court-martial
    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,...
  • California will no longer pursue three-drug lethal injections

    California will no longer pursue three-drug lethal injections
    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...
  • Ariel Castro is competent for trial in kidnap-rape case, judge rules

    Ariel Castro is competent for trial in kidnap-rape case, judge rules
    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...
  • Texas executes Kimberly McCarthy, state's 500th since 1976

    Texas executes Kimberly McCarthy, state's  500th since 1976
    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...
  • Appeals court deals California another setback on executions

    Appeals court deals California another setback on executions
    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...
  • California executions on hold since 2006 likely won't resume soon

    California executions on hold since 2006 likely won't resume soon
    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...
  • Jury deadlocks again on life term or death for Jodi Arias

    Jury deadlocks again on life term or death for Jodi Arias
    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...
  • Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro to plead not guilty

    Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro to plead not guilty
    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...
  • Jodi Arias due back in court today as jury weighs death penalty

    Jodi Arias due back in court today as jury weighs death penalty
    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...