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Tag Archives: death penalty

Top court: No mandatory life without parole for minors

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. The 5-4 decision is in line with others the ...

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Convicted double-murderer questions FBI’s forensic evidence in ’81 slayings

An internal Justice Department report on flaws in forensic-evidence gathering by the FBI might provide the final chance for a convicted Maryland double-murderer who has served 30 years of a double-life sentence to argue for his innocence. John Norman Huffington’s ...

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Delaware killer asks judge not to delay execution

WILMINGTON, Del. — The attorney for a Delaware death row inmate facing execution this week asked a federal judge on Monday to reject an attempt by the convicted killer’s estranged sister to stop the execution. Shannon Johnson has waived his ...

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