The judge presiding over YNW Melly's upcoming murder trial has sided with prosecutors to allow the jury to grant the death penalty with an 8-4 vote instead of needing to vote for it unanimously. The ruling comes after a new law was signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in April to lower the threshold.
Can't say we saw that coming. Though we don't hear about the death penalty being used much these days, the punishment is still very much an option in 30 of the 50 US states and now it seems like both Walk and Rodgers will literally be fighting for their lives when their case hits the court circuit.
Wanda Cooper-Jones wants father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael to face capital punishment and wants the man who recorded the shooting to face justice as well.
YNW Melly has been charged in the shooting death of two of his friends and staging the crime scene to look like a drive-by shooting. As the case develops, the state of Florida is examining the possibility of giving the once-rising artist the death penalty.
“Justice” is supposed to be blind. That’s clearly a farce considering that Florida has executed a white man for the killing of a Black man, for the first time, ever.
Arkansas is about to make history as the will become the first state to ever execute eight people in less than two weeks.
This week, California officials granted media rare access into San Quentin’s death row unit where more than 700 inmates are housed, and an $853,000 death chamber sits unused. For nearly a decade, debates over capitol punishment have paused executions at the prison, which has the largest number of death row inmates in the country.
The state of Georgia executed its first female inmate in 70 years Wednesday (Sept. 30), despite a stay of execution plea from the Pope. Kelli Gissendaner, a 47-year-old mother of three sentenced to death for plotting her husband’s murder, was lethally injected at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison.
The death penalty has been losing its nationwide support over the past decade and a federal judge added to long list of detractors by striking down California’s execution system down.
Weeks after a judge entered a preliminary plea on his behalf, James Holmes pled guilty to charges stemming from opening fire inside a movie theater. Attorneys for Holmes entered the plea in a Colorado courtroom Wednesday (March 27), in hopes that he will avoid the death penalty .
A Texas inmate is set to become the first woman executed in the U.S. since 2010. Kimberly McCarthy will become the 13th woman in the U.S. to be put to death and the fourth in the state of Texas since 1976. She will die tonight, via lethal injection.