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Out of the 33 federal charges against Roof, the accusation that he violated the prayer group's right to freely practice religion will weigh heavy when considering the death penalty.

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Dylann Roof has been charged with 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges for the shooting. The case is expected to go to trial July 11.

On Friday, Anthony Ray Hinton walked out of prison a free man after spending 30 years on death row for a crime he did not…

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Glenn Ford was freed last year after serving 30 years on Louisiana’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit. If that wasn’t bad enough,…

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  James Herard, 25, was convicted by a Fort Lauderdale jury in May of murdering two people. The jury recommended a death sentence. Well, during a sentencing hearing…

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AKRON, Ohio – Richard Beasley, a once self-described preacher, will be put to death for luring several men through a fake craigslist advertisement and then…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers approved a measure abolishing the death penalty on Friday, and the bill is expected to be signed by the Democratic…

via CNN It was inevitable that the fiery politics of the death penalty would punctuate Saturday’s remembrance of Troy Anthony Davis. His 20 years of claims of innocence on Georgia’s death row earned him millions of supporters who believe the state wrongfully executed him on the night of September 21. Saturday, Davis’ family and closest […]

On June 16th, 1944, the United States put to rest the youngest person ever to be subjected to the death penalty. George Junius Stinney Jr. was only 14 when he was arrested and charged for allegedly murdering an 8 and an 11-year -old duo of white girls with a large railroad spike. The sheriff at […]

In the wake of several high-profile capital punishment cases, the death penalty is once again becoming a hot button political issue. And while the number of death sentences per year has dropped over the last decade, the data paints an interesting picture that demands heavy analysis from both sides of the issue. See also: Do You Agree […]

Rev. Al Sharpton will call upon the U.S. Justice Department to take the lead in capital punishment cases across the country, and strip states from prosecuting them. Check out our Troy Davis Execution coverage Top 5 most wrongful executions ever Sharpton, who called the execution of Troy Davis, a “bleak day in the American justice […]

Rev. Al Sharpton will call upon the U.S. Justice Department to take the lead in capital punishment cases across the country, and strip states from prosecuting them. Check out our Troy Davis Execution coverage Top 5 most wrongful executions ever Sharpton, who called the execution of Troy Davis, a “bleak day in the American justice […]