Dozens Of Judges Ask Washington High Court To Ban ExecutionWashington state's relationship with the death penalty over the past few decades has been so tenuous that even mass killers, serial killers and a cop killer have escaped it.
Washington Supreme Court Upholds Death SentenceThe 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
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."
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.
Death Penalty Possible For 3 Somali Pirates Convicted Of Murdering Seattle CoupleA sentencing hearing for three Somali pirates who could face the death penalty is underway in Virginia.
Lawmakers Consider Bill To Abolish Death Penalty
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
Death Penalty Foes Introduce Measure In OlympiaRepublican 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.
Lawyer: Soldier Doesn't Remember Iraq KillingsAn 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.
'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.