Washington State Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty UnconstitutionalWashington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased.
Nebraska Executes First Inmate Using FentanylNebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection.
Trump's Plan For Opioid Crisis Includes Death Penalty For High-Volume TraffickersPresident Trump has previously said "a drug dealer will kill 2,000, 3,000, 5,000 people during the course of his or her life" and not be punished as much as a murderer.
Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For Parkland Shooting SuspectThe 19-year-old suspect was indicted on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree.
Mennonite Investigator Released From Jail, To Testify In Death Penalty CaseA Mennonite woman jailed over her refusal to testify in a death penalty case has been released on the order of a judge.
Mennonite Investigator Agrees To Testify In Death Penalty CaseA Mennonite woman who has refused to testify in a death penalty case because of her religious beliefs has reportedly changed her mind after spending several days in jail.
Colorado Court Of Appeals Rejects Request To Free Mennonite WomanA state appeals court rejected request to free a Mennonite woman jailed for refusing to testify in a death penalty case due to her beliefs.
Mennonite Woman Held In Contempt For Refusing To TestifyA Colorado woman and devout Mennonite will spend a second night behind bars for her refusal to testify in a death penalty case.
'It Poisons The Jurors': Trump's Tweets Unlikely To Affect Terror CasePresident Donald Trump's tweets calling for the death penalty for the man charged in the New York truck rampage could give defense attorneys grounds to argue that Trump has poisoned the minds of potential jurors. But some legal experts doubt that argument will slow the case.
Trump Calls For Death Penalty For NYC Truck Attack SuspectPresident Donald Trump on Thursday backed away from his threat to send the suspect in the New York bike path attack to Guantanamo Bay, acknowledging in an early morning tweet that the military judicial process at the Cuban detention center takes longer than the civilian federal court system.
Colorado Death Penalty Case Could Cause Courtroom RemodelingA judge presiding over El Paso County's first death penalty case in a decade says he will request the jury box be enlarged to accommodate a panel of 12 people plus six alternates.