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NH Lawmakers Pass Bill To Expand Capital Punishment To Burglary Killings

Gov. John Lynch is expected to sign a bill, prompted by a machete and knife attack that killed a mother in her bed, to expand New Hampshire’s death penalty.


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NH Expected To Expand Death Penalty To Deadly Home Invasions

New Hampshire rarely expands its death penalty statute, but the brutal machete and knife attack that killed a mother in her bed and severely wounded her daughter could move lawmakers to add home invasion killings to the short list of crimes punishable by death.


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NH Lawmakers Vote To Expand Death Penalty

A gruesome attack that killed a New Hampshire woman and wounded her daughter in a home invasion has led New Hampshire’s House to vote to expand the state’s death penalty law.


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Death Row

I’m curious as to why it takes so long for people on death row to get what they have coming to them?


Steven Spader enters court in Nashua, N.H., Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Don Himsel, Pool)

Keller @ Large: Spader – Death Penalty Poster Boy

The Steven Spader case exposes some glaring weaknesses in the case against the death penalty.


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Death Penalty A No-Go In Mass.

WBZ’s Jon Keller examines the lack of a death penalty in Massachusetts.


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Conn. Man Condemned To Die For Fatal Home Invasion

A jury decided Monday that Steven Hayes should receive the death penalty. Jurors deliberated over four days in New Haven Superior Court. The judge will impose the sentence.


Killer of Manchester police officer wants death penalty test revisted

Lawyers for the man sentenced to death for killing a Manchester police officer want the New Hampshire Supreme Court to reconsider its test for measuring the fairness of his sentence.


Sampson asks for new trial in death penalty case

As a federal judge began hearing arguments Monday in a request for a new trial from a man who was sentenced to death after killing three people, the son of one of his victims said […]




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