Death Penalty

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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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Bias Suit May Include Challenge Of New Death Law

A Superior Court judge is being asked to include questions about the state’s repeal of capital punishment in a bias lawsuit filed by death-row inmates.

07/25/2012

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NCAA To Announce ‘Unprecedented’ Penalties Against PSU

Penn State officials elected to take down the Joe Paterno Statue outside of Beaver Stadium Sunday morning, but another bombshell could come on Monday.

07/23/2012

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Death Row Inmate Says He’s Being Punished For Others’ Crimes, Too

Daniel Webb is awaiting execution for the 1989 kidnapping and murder of a Connecticut bank executive, but he believes he is also paying a price for another, unrelated crime that has heavily influenced the state’s debate on capital punishment.

07/17/2012

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Trial Set For Challenge To Connecticut Death Penalty

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.

06/09/2012

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