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.
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.
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.
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.
Penn State officials elected to take down the Joe Paterno Statue outside of Beaver Stadium Sunday morning, but another bombshell could come on Monday.
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.
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.
Connecticut public defenders hope to use the trial of a Bridgeport man as the venue to challenge the constitutionality of a new law that outlaws capital punishment in the state, but only for future crimes.
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.