Capital Punishment

Death Penalty Elimination Upheld Again
Deliberations Begin In Penalty Phase Of Triple Murder TrialA jury in Bridgeport Superior Court is beginning deliberations on whether to recommend the death penalty for a man convicted of killing two adults and a 9-year-old girl in 2006.
Penalty Phase Resumes In Possible Death Penalty Case A death penalty phase is resuming in the trial of a Connecticut man convicted of killing two adults and a 9-year-old girl in Bridgeport in 2006.
Poland's President Objects To Death Penalty In Connecticut CaseThe president of Poland is demanding that Connecticut withdraw the death penalty against a former Trumbull man convicted of murder in the deaths of a Bridgeport woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford man.
Judge Denies Request In Marathon Bombing Case A request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for prosecutors to turn over more evidence has been rejected.
State Supreme Court Says Secret Meeting On Lethal Injection Was Illegal The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that the state Medical Examining Board held an illegal, five-minute secret meeting in 2009, when it privately discussed an issue related to the state's lethal injection form of capital punishment.
Arguments Underway Over Equity Of Death Penalty ProsecutionsConnecticut's top prosecutor testified Wednesday the state had no written policies on when to seek the death penalty but that state law provided enough guidance.
Trial Set For Challenge To Connecticut Death PenaltyA trial date has been set for a long-running appeal by death row inmates who are alleging racial and geographic biases in the state's process for seeking the death penalty.
Death Penalty Repeal Gives Defense Lawyers New OpeningDefense lawyers are expected to challenge this week's repeal of Connecticut's death penalty. That's because it only applies to future crimes and leaves current death row inmates and defendants in pending capital felony cases subject to possible execution.
Governor Signs Death Penalty Repeal Governor Malloy has signed the bill eliminating the death penalty in Connecticut in future cases, and replacing it with life in prison with no possibility of parole.
State Senate Death Penalty Vote Key TestA push to abolish Connecticut's death penalty is facing a key hurdle with a vote Wednesday in the state Senate, where supporters say they have the votes to kick-start the process toward repeal.
Death Penalty Vote NearA co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee says Connecticut lawmakers will likely be voting on the high-profile death penalty repeal bill during Wednesday's Senate session.
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