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Death Penalty

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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.

02/03/2014

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Penalty Phase Starts In Triple Murder Trial

Jury selection is beginning in the death penalty trial of a Connecticut man who fatally shot two adults and a 9-year-old girl in 2006.

09/16/2013

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Groton Sailor Faces Life Sentence For Rape

A military jury in Connecticut has convicted a Navy sailor of raping a female colleague in March at his home near the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.

08/29/2013

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Judge Sets Death Penalty Hearing In Bridgeport Killings

A state judge has decided the move ahead with a death penalty hearing for a man convicted of killing two adults and a 9-year-old girl in Bridgeport in 2006, over the objections of his lawyers.

07/11/2013

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Death Penalty Case Delayed For Supreme Court’s Capital Punishment Decision

A West Hartford death penalty case has been delayed until after the state Supreme Court decides whether the state’s repeal of capital punishment last year is constitutional.

07/08/2013

The Connecticut Supreme Court.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

High Court Hears Death Penalty Arguments

A state public defender told the Connecticut Supreme Court that the state’s repeal of the death penalty for future murders last year violates the constitutional rights of death row inmates still facing execution.

04/23/2013

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Death Penalty Discussion Set for Tuesday

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether the state’s repeal of the death penalty for future crimes violates the constitutional rights of the 11 men on the […]

04/23/2013

The Connecticut Supreme Court.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Supreme Court Taking Up Death Penalty Repeal

The Connecticut Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments next month on whether the state’s repeal of the death penalty for future crimes violates the constitutional rights of the 11 men already on death row.

03/25/2013

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Former Client Blumenthal Helped Free Now Charged With Killing His Wife

A man U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal helped to free from Florida’s death row more than 25 years ago has been charged in a different case with killing his wife in North Carolina.

09/17/2012

Governor Dannel Malloy. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Judge: Inmates Can’t Bring Up Death Penalty Repeal

A judge has ruled that the state’s recent repeal of the death penalty can’t be raised as an issue in a long-running lawsuit by death row inmates challenging the fairness of capital punishment in Connecticut.

07/27/2012

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