The Washington state Supreme Court has denied a petition filed by serial killer Robert Lee Yates, in which he claims his trial for two of the 13 or more murders he committed was unfair.
Death row inmates are allowed a special last meal request before execution. Here’s what some of them ordered.
As the case against dog trainer Michael Rosenberg develops, a poll on NJ105.com asks whether or not New Jersey should reinstate the death penalty as punishment for animal abusers only. New Jersey outlawed the death penalty in 2007. Now, almost 80 who voted in the impromptu poll voted in favor of death for animal abusers.
In China, a person can be sentenced to death for crimes ranging from theft, to drug offenses, to murder. In a show that aired weekly on the Henan Legal Channel for six years, host Ding Yu conducted interviews with condemned criminals preparing to be executed for murder. Below is a segment from BBC’s This World focusing on the Chinese show, titled simply Interviews Before Execution.
Tonight, a convicted killer is set to become the first person executed in the U.S. this year. Robert Gleason Jr., 42, has actively prevented any attempts to stop his execution. While serving time in prison for murder, he strangled two inmates and threatened to continue killing unless given the death penalty.
Little Rock, Ark., prosecutor Van Stone announced Monday that his office will be seeking the death penalty against Zachary Holly, 28, accused of the rape and murder of his 6-year-old neighbor, Jersey Bridgeman.
Michael Barbar, the California man who killed his wife, Maysam, and daughter Tamara when he found out the 6-year-old girl was fathered by someone else was formally sentenced to death Friday.
After two days of deliberations, a California jury has sentenced 55-year-old Michael Barbar to death for the brutal killings of his wife Maysam and her 6-year-old daughter Tamara, who Barbar thought was his child until a paternity test proved otherwise.
Convicted of the 2009 murders of his wife and the 6-year-old girl he had been led to believe was his daughter, Michael Barbar was back in court today for the start of the penalty phase in which the same jury that found him guilty must decide if Barbar deserves to die for his crimes.
A team of legal experts says that shoddy police work, failure to pursue another suspect and a weak defense combined to send an innocent man to his death.