Death Penalty

Connecticut Supreme Court (Judicial Department Website)

Two Major Rulings Yield Supreme Court Critisism

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two major rulings this year on the death penalty and a murder case yielded highly unusual criticism between Connecticut Supreme Court justices, reaching levels of acrimony that some legal experts say […]


Eduardo Santiago (Courtesy Department of Correction)

State Supreme Court Overturns Death Penalty

Connecticut’s highest court on Thursday ordered the state’s death row emptied out, ruling that the 2012 law abolishing capital punishment for any future crimes must be applied to the 11 men facing execution for offenses they committed before the measure took effect.


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State High Court To Rule On Death Penalty

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s Supreme Court has told lawyers it will release a decision Thursday that could decide the fate of the inmates currently facing the possibility of execution in the state. It comes […]


Assistant Public Defender Mark Rademacher argues before the state Supreme Court, in the appeal of death row inmate Russell Peeler, Jr. Image from CT-N pool feed.

High Court Hears Appeal In Murders Of 8-year-old Boy, Mother

The state Supreme Court today heard the appeal of a death row inmate convicted of arranging the Bridgeport killings of an 8-year-old boy, and the child’s mother.


Connecticut Supreme Court (Judicial Department Website)

State High Court Will Hear Peeler Death Penalty Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The state Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on whether a man convicted of ordering the 1999 killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son in Bridgeport should have received the […]


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State At Crossroads Without Execution Drugs

Connecticut prison officials have confirmed they do not have a supply of any lethal injection drugs or a way to obtain them, even though there are 11 inmates on death row.


Richard Roszkowski (Coaurtesy Department of Correction)

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.


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.


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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.


Bridgeport map (WTIC stock image)

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.