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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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New Death Penalty Law Will Be Cited In Upcoming Sentencing

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.

05/31/2012

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Death Penalty Repeal Gives Defense Lawyers New Opening

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.

04/28/2012

Before a state senate vote on capital punishment, death penalty supporter Anne Rossi said the death penalty helped to get testimony that convicted some of the men involved in the murder of her husband and two other men at B and B Automotive in Windsor Locks.  Dr. William Petit, Junior and Anne Rossi's sister Linda Binnenkade look on. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Governor Signs Death Penalty Repeal

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.

04/25/2012

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House Passes Death Penalty Repeal Bill

After years of failed attempts to repeal the death penalty, Connecticut lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have passed legislation that abolishes the punishment for all future cases.

04/12/2012

Before a state senate vote on capital punishment, death penalty supporter Anne Rossi said the death penalty helped to get testimony that convicted some of the men involved in the murder of her husband and two other men at B and B Automotive in Windsor Locks.  Dr. William Petit, Junior and Anne Rossi's sister Linda Binnenkade look on. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

House To Take Up Death Penalty Bill

The Connecticut House of Representatives will be voting on the high-profile death penalty repeal bill Wednesday, a week after the bill passed in the state’s Senate.

04/11/2012

Before a state senate vote on capital punishment, death penalty supporter Anne Rossi said the death penalty helped to get testimony that convicted some of the men involved in the murder of her husband and two other men at B and B Automotive in Windsor Locks.  Dr. William Petit, Junior and Anne Rossi's sister Linda Binnenkade look on. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Senate Votes To Repeal Death Penalty

A proposal to abolish capital punishment in Connecticut has cleared a major hurdle with approval from the state Senate.

04/05/2012

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