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Washington Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence

The Washington Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Dayva Cross, who was sentenced to die for killing his wife and two of her daughters in 1999 in Snoqualmie

CBS Seattle–06/26/2014

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Governor Inslee Suspends Death Penalty

Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to “join a growing national conversation about capital punishment.”

02/11/2014

In this picture taken on March 11, 2012, an Afghan villager points to a spot where a family was shot, allegedly by U.S. soldier Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, in their residence in Alkozai village of Panjwayi district, Kandahar province. (credit: Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

US Soldier Who Massacred 16 Afghan Villagers Calls It ‘Act Of Cowardice’

The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan villagers apologized for his “act of cowardice” as he made his case for why he should one day have a shot at freedom.

08/22/2013

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Death Penalty Possible For 3 Somali Pirates Convicted Of Murdering Seattle Couple

A sentencing hearing for three Somali pirates who could face the death penalty is underway in Virginia.

CBS Seattle–07/22/2013

File photo of a table upon which lethal injections are performed. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Lawmakers Consider Bill To Abolish Death Penalty

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Efforts to abolish the death penalty have never gained political traction in Washington state, but supporters of the move aren’t giving up. The latest bill on the issue is sponsored by […]

CBS Seattle–03/06/2013

File photo of a table upon which lethal injections are performed. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Oregon Lawmakers To Consider Death Penalty Repeal

Oregon’s complicated relationship with capital punishment takes center stage this week as a House committee takes up Gov. John Kitzhaber’s plea for a public vote on repealing the death penalty

02/24/2013

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Death Penalty Foes Introduce Measure In Olympia

Republican and Democratic lawmakers against the death penalty have introduced a measure eliminating it. But they fully acknowledge that the bill won’t go anywhere this year in Olympia.

CBS Seattle–01/30/2013

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Lawyer: Soldier Doesn’t Remember Iraq Killings

An Army sergeant charged with killing four other soldiers and a Navy officer in May 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq should not face a possible death penalty, his lawyer said Monday. Sgt. John Russell has no memory of being inside the Camp Liberty Combat Stress Center near Baghdad, attorney James Culp said.

05/21/2012

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‘Barefoot Bandit’ in Solitary at WA Prison

The lawyer for Colton Harris-Moore, the youthful thief known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” is expressing concern about the conditions of his confinement at a Washington state prison.

04/20/2012

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