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  • A Georgia judge said today the death penalty is the "expressed intention" for inmates Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose, who were on the run for over 48 hours after one of them shot and killed two correctional officers.

  • The Georgia inmates accused of killing two prison guards during an escape appeared in court Wednesday as a prosecutor indicated he will seek the death penalty for both of them.

  • Support for the death penalty is at a four-decade low among the American public, but that may be of little consequence in the struggle over the future of capital punishment.


  • Hailing from Lahore, Pakistan, Shakeeb is a senior at Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University in Qatar.

  • A man on Texas’ death row has what seems like a fairly simple request: he wants his lawyers to do an investigation into his background—something his counsel says he’s legally entitled to before being put to death.

  • Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against an Easton man charged with homicide in Palmer Township.

  • Two men, long ago convicted of murder in separate cases in St.

  • “This law imposes a penalty of life imprisonment for kidnapping for ransom.

  • Opponents of the practice won a series of notable cases at the U.