death penalty

Report: Deterrent Effect Of Death Penalty Unclear
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says there is no reliable research on whether the death penalty has any effect on the murder rate, more than 35 years since the Supreme Court allowed the resumption of executions in the United States.
The National Research Council report says all the studies on th…
AP Opposes Closing Court File In Wyo. Case
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Associated Press is seeking to intervene in a pending death penalty case in Wyoming to oppose a lawyer's request to seal court records.
The AP, a cooperative that serves news organizations in Wyoming and around the world, filed papers Wednesday in Laramie County D…
Georgia Pardons Board Rejects Bid to Halt Execution of Troy Davis
On Wednesday, the Georgia State Board of Pardons rejected a last-minute appeal to halt the execution of Troy Davis, a death row inmate convicted of shooting and killing a police officer in a crime both he and many others say he did not commit.
Although defense attorneys argued that ballistic testing …
Fort Hood Shooter Could Face the Death Penalty
The Army has announced that Maj. Nidal Hasan will be tried in a military court and is eligible for the death penalty for his role in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood in Texas.
An attorney for the former military psychiatrist, who's been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of…