Report: Juries More Likely To Sentence African Americans To DeathTwo years ago, when Washington's Supreme Court was reviewing the death sentence assigned to a black man accused of raping and murdering a 65-year-old woman, Justice Charles Wiggins found himself troubled by numbers.
Wash. High Court: Governor Can Cancel ParoleWashington's governor does have the authority to cancel an inmate's parole.
Woman Gets 100 Years For Shooting Man In HeadA Bozeman woman has been sentenced to 100 years in prison after being convicted of breaking into the house of a former tenant, ransacking the place and shooting the man in the head.
Mont. Judge's Apology For Comments On Rape Case Fails To Silence CriticsA Montana judge apologized but said he had no plans to resign after his remarks about a 14-year-old rape victim — and the 30-day jail sentence he handed the perpetrator — sparked outrage.
Prosecutors: Bales Deserves No Chance Of Release 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.
Army Prepares For Bales Sentencing, Afghan Villagers To Testify Afghan villagers will have a chance to sit face-to-face with Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for the first time since he stormed their mud-walled compounds in pre-dawn darkness and slaughtered 16 people, most of them women and children.
Barefoot Bandit's Lawyers Say He's Truly sorry Headed to federal court for sentencing on Friday, lawyers for Colton Harris-Moore are fighting back against the notion that he's not sorry for his infamous two-year crime spree.