Death Penalty

Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev on Boylston Street during the 2013 Boston Marathon.  (Photo courtesy: Bob Leonard)

Keller @ Large: Better For Accused Boston Marathon Bomber To Rot In Prison?

While I won’t shed a tear if this creature is put to death, perhaps it is better that he rot in prison for a few decades, before he rots in hell.

01/31/2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (FBI photo)

US Government To Seek Death Penalty In Boston Marathon Bombing Case

The US Government will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the US Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday.

01/30/2014

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev captured in Watertown. (Photo Credit: Boston Magazine)

Death Penalty Decision Due At End Of Week For Boston Marathon Bombings Suspect

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he will announce by Friday whether federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

01/29/2014

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.

11/07/2013

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.

09/27/2013

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.

08/13/2013

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.

07/25/2013

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.

04/20/2013

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.

11/14/2012

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