The 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.
A request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for prosecutors to turn over more evidence has been rejected.
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.
Connecticut’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.
A 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.
Defense 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 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.
A 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.
A 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.
Connecticut Christian religious leaders who oppose the death penalty will be marching in Hartford in favor of repealing the punishment at the state level.