Death Penalty

 
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Thinking through the James Holmes verdict biblically

By Marvin Olasky
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Death Penalty | Was the jury’s decision concerning the Colorado movie theater massacre a just one?

No death penalty for Colorado theater shooter

By Mickey McLean
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Courts | A jury in Centennial, Colo., said Friday it would not sentence James Holmes to death for his murderous rampage at a packed Aurora, Colo., movie theater three…

Jury finds James Holmes guilty in Colorado theater shooting

By Lynde Langdon
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Crime | A jury found James Holmes guilty Thursday in the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., in which twelve people died and 70 others were injured. The…

Supreme Court OKs lethal injection drug

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | Key lethal injection drug not “cruel and unusual,” majority rules, as two justices announce opposition to death penalty

Boston bomber apologizes before getting formal death sentence

By Leigh Jones
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Boston Bombings | Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to the families of his victims this morning before a judge formally sentenced him to death. “I…

‘Shaken to the core’

By Nicole C. Brambila
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Amy Writing Awards | Pennsylvania church finds healing after Palm Sunday murders. An award of outstanding merit winner

Christian perspectives on Nebraska’s death penalty repeal

By Jonathan Boes
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Death Penalty | The death penalty died in Nebraska this week, with support from nearly half the state Senate’s Republicans. With execution costs growing and lethal…

Nebraska abolishes death penalty

By Mickey McLean
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Death Penalty | Senators in Nebraska’s one-house legislature voted 30-19 Wednesday to eliminate capital punishment in the state, overriding the veto of Republican Gov. Pete…

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the federal death penalty

By Mary Reichard
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Death Penalty | A death sentence hangs over 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after a federal jury in Boston condemned him two weeks ago. The same panel convicted Tsarnaev on all…

Tsarnaev sentenced to death for Boston bombings

By Lynde Langdon
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Boston Bombings | After 14 hours of deliberations, a jury sentenced convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.  Tsarnaev, 21, did not flinch or show…

Are new execution drugs cruel and unusual?

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | High court argues over whether a drug used for lethal injections is constitutional, as states have fewer lethal drug choices

Midday Roundup: Singing hymns, convicts face Indonesian firing squad

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Joyful in death. Indonesia on Tuesday executed seven men convicted of smuggling drugs out of the country. At the last minute, the government pardoned the one…

 
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