Death Penalty

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in U.S. District Court, July 10, 2013. (Sketch from Christine Cornell)

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers Seek Family’s Testimony

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say federal prosecutors are withholding evidence they consider crucial to their defense.


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (FBI photo)

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers Want More Time In Death Penalty Argument

Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev are formally asking a federal judge for more time to prepare arguments as to why their client shouldn’t be subject to the death penalty.


John Martorano shot and killed Roger Wheeler in this car outside a Tulsa, OK country club in 1981. (Photo courtesy: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Gerry Leone: Florida, Oklahoma Will Want Whitey Bulger On Trial

Whitey Bulger still faces possible trials in Florida and Oklahoma for murders there that could end with him getting the death penalty.


Gary Lee Sampson

New Death Penalty Hearing For Mass. Killer

A federal appeals court confirmed the decision to throw out the death penalty sentence against Gary Lee Sampson, who pleaded guilty to killing two people in Massachusetts.


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (FBI photo)

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Could Face Federal Death Penalty

The Obama administration has a range of legal options in the Boston Marathon bombings, and they could include seeking the death penalty against the 19-year-old suspect in the case.


Michael Addison (file image)

NH Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Death Penalty Appeal

In this historic hearing, the defense team is trying to throw out the death penalty sentence for Michael Addison, convicted in the 2006 death of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs.


The Joe Paterno statue at Penn State University. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Curtis: Time To Hit Penn State With ‘Death Penalty’

98.5 The Sports Hub’s Chris Curtis says it’s time to hit Penn State with the “death penalty.”


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NightSide Weekend Commentary – Connecticut Bans Death Penalty

BOSTON (CBS) – Connecticut is the latest state to ban the death penalty. In this Weekend Commentry, Dan Rea says we need the death penalty for some cases. Originally boradcast April 21st, 2012.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/21/2012

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NH May Make ‘All’ Murders Eligible For Death Penalty

New Hampshire’s House is considering legislation that would make all murders eligible for the death penalty.


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Should Death Penalty States Scrap The Famous “Last Meal?”

Is the last meal for those about to be executed a wasteful gesture or a humane custom?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/25/2011