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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.

07/10/2014

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 […]

06/28/2014

File photo of a prison. (credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

05/25/2014

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.

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

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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

bridgeport map

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

(Courtesy Judicial Department website)

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

(File:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

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

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