DeathPenalty

  • Dylann Roof Sentenced To Death For Brutally Gunning Down Nine Black Churchgoers

    The 22-year-old is the first to get the death penalty in a federal hate crimes case.  On Tuesday (November 7), jurors began deliberating over whether Dylann Roof should get the death penalty or life in prison for shooting and killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. It took them...
  • The Pope: Is the Death Penalty Contrary to the Gospel!?

     In an Oct. 11 speech to members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Francis said the topic of the death penalty should have “a more adequate and coherent space” in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This topic “cannot be reduced to a mere...
  • Is “life row” the new death penalty?

    “I strongly believe that life without parole is the other death penalty,” Brandon Garrett, law professor at the University of Virginia, told me recently in a video interview. In Garrett’s new book, “End of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice,” he explores the unexpected...
  • Drunk Driver Receives Death Penalty Two Decades Later!

     Florida executed an inmate Thursday who was convicted of killing two people after a night of drinking decades ago. Michael Lambrix, 57, died by lethal injection at 10:10 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Bradford County. For his final words, Lambrix said, “I wish to say the Lord’s Prayer.” He...
  • Judge Banned from Death Penalty is Suing the State!

     An Arkansas judge filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state’s supreme court after the judge was barred him from hearing any death penalty cases.  On Good Friday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen strapped himself to a cot outside the governor’s mansion, appearing to mimic an inmate...
  • U.S. Supreme Court grants stay of execution for Georgia inmate

    UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution for Keith Tharpe. The application was referred to the court by Justice Clarence Thomas. It was granted late Tuesday night pending the petition for a writ of certiorari. The writ orders a lower court to deliver its record...
  • Woman sentenced to death in the murder of her cousin

    Jurors sentenced a Phoenix woman to death on Monday in the killing of a 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box and left to die as punishment for stealing an ice pop. Sammantha Allen, 29, will become the 55th woman on death row in the...
  • Man executed who raped and killed child

    A man convicted of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl was executed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday in front of hundreds of onlookers, witnesses said. A policeman fired five bullets from an assault rifle into Muhammad al-Maghrabi, 41, as he lay with his hands handcuffed behind his...
  • Ohio carries out first execution since 2014

    (CNN) Ohio executed death row inmate Ronald Phillips by lethal injection Wednesday, the state’s first execution in more than three years. Phillips, 43, was put to death at 10:43 a.m. at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near Lucasville. He was convicted of raping and beating to death Sheila Marie...