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