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‘Dead Man Walking’ author brings legal, moral argument to McQuaid students

Helen Prejean, the nun whose internationally recognized book, “Dead Man Walking,” inspired an Oscar-winning movie about the inhumanity of death sentences, preached her message to 900 youngsters and others at McQuaid Jesuit High School Monday morning. In a talk that telescoped ...

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Justice Department plans to restart capital punishment after long hiatus

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration announced plans Thursday to resume executing federal prisoners awaiting the death penalty – ending a 16-year moratorium on the practice and setting the stage for fresh legal challenges. Attorney General William Barr ordered the Bureau ...

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Judge: No proof Trump’s words affected death penalty request

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge refused Thursday to stop a death penalty prosecution against a man in a New York City bike path attack that killed eight people, saying there’s no proof President Donald Trump’s words affected the Justice ...

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Ohio juror voted for death 20 years ago, now seeks mercy

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ross Geiger had doubts about recommending a death sentence 20 years ago for a convicted Ohio killer, concerned about the impact of the offender’s tough childhood on his behavior. But ultimately, Geiger voted in favor of death ...

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Lawsuit says Neb. governor exceeded powers on death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. — The 11 men on Nebraska’s death row can’t be executed because their death sentences were converted to life in prison when the state’s death penalty was repealed in 2015, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The American ...

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Texas death row inmate who won at high court gets life term

HOUSTON — A black Texas prison inmate who earlier this year won a U.S. Supreme Court order for a new punishment hearing because his death sentence may have been tainted by references to race has accepted a life prison term ...

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Condemned Ohio killer of 2 wants September execution delayed

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A condemned killer of two people scheduled to die in less than a month is challenging Ohio’s lethal injection method as well as the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty law. Death row inmate Gary Otte is ...

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Denying the death penalty

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In a heinous case on the Navajo Nation, an 11-year-old girl was lured into a van, sexually assaulted and killed. The tribe did not seek to have the man who recently admitted to killing her put to ...

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