Death of Capital Punishment in Pennsylvania

Filed under: Death Penalty Cases by Steven F. Fairlie @ July 1, 2016

This is a great article about the death of capital punishment in Pennsylvania: Marc Bookman’s article about captial punishment . However, one final nail in the coffin: the death penalty has not been imposed against the will of a killer in more than 40 years. The only three convicted murderers executed since 1976 all waived […]

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BREAKING: Governor Wolf Suspends Death Penalty in PA

Filed under: Death Penalty Cases, News by Contributor @ February 13, 2015

This morning, newly-elected Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf temporarily suspended the imposition of the death penalty in the Commonwealth.  This moratorium on executions applies to 186 currently pending death penalty verdicts, as well as any future convictions.  His decision was prompted by the scheduled execution of Terrance Williams, 48, who has been on death row since being […]

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Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life

Filed under: Criminal Law, Death Penalty Cases by Contributor @ May 16, 2013

Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor who was accused of performing thousands of illegal abortions and operating a “pill mill”, was found guilty last Monday and was sentenced on Tuesday. Gosnell was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder for aborting babies who were born alive, one count of involuntary manslaughter for the overdose […]

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Judge Overturns Pennsylvania Death Sentence of Terrence Williams

Filed under: Death Penalty Cases by Contributor @ September 28, 2012

In August, Governor Tom Corbett signed Pennsylvania’s first death warrant in 13 years. Terrence Williams was sentenced to death for the 1984 killing of Amos Norwood during what the prosecution claimed was a botched robbery. You can read about the death warrant and the case in detail at our blog post here. This morning, The […]

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Ohio Man Arguing He is Too Obese to be Executed

Filed under: Death Penalty Cases by Contributor @ September 21, 2012

An Ohio man on death row is arguing that because of his weight, he would face a “torturous and lingering death” during execution. 480-pound Ronald Post, scheduled to die on January 16, argues that because of his obesity, difficult vein access, depression, and scar tissue, his life should be spared. Post is on death row […]

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