Hawaii’s new law follows a national trend
Washington’s governor does have the authority to cancel an inmate’s parole.
Wai Chiu “Tony” Ng, one of three men convicted in the 1983 massacre of 13 people at a Seattle gambling club, is being paroled after 30 years in prison. He was convicted of robbery and assault for his role in the shooting at the Wah Mee club.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales’ own “stomach-churning” words prove he knew what he was doing when he massacred 16 Afghan villagers during pre-dawn raids last year, a prosecutor told jurors Friday during closing arguments in the sentencing hearing.
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.