| Sep 23, 2011
| 1:18 PM
On Thursday, Robert Wilcoxson and Kenneth Kagonyera walked out of a North Carolina jail as free men.
A panel of judges declared them not guilty and set them free. Freed after serving a decade behind bars for a murder they didn't commit.
| Sep 25, 2011
On Aug. 25, 1994, Robert Hardcastle was beaten and stabbed in a ditch in Miami, Okla. He survived long enough to crawl to the road, and tell the police officer who'd arrived at the scene — Miami being a small town, and the police officer being a...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 5:00 PM
I have long opposed the death penalty and always will. There is no “social” issue that is more important to me. In part my opposition is based on religious beliefs and even more so because I do not believe the state should lower itself to...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 10:48 AM
The counsel representing the man accused in the Whitestown triple murder filed a motion to dismiss the death penalty in a Boone Superior Court Thursday.
Barney Chamorrow, now 21-years-old, is accused of killing his father, 51-year-old Alejandro...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:20 PM
A Boone County judge denied a Whitestown triple murder suspect's request to dismiss the death penalty Friday.
Barney Chamorro is accused of killing his father, 51-year-old Alejandro Chamorro; his father's girlfriend, 55-year-old Judy Schindler; and...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:55 PM
There is reason to celebrate Casey Anthony's impending freedom.
The power of the state was checked by the power of the jury.
This was not Salem, and Casey was not a witch, although at times that distinction wasn't so clear.
Casey's show trial was...
| Jul 16, 2011
'Remanded" -- taken into custody. In his career as a New York prosecutor and a federal prosecutor in California, Donald Heller has asked the court to remand guilty defendants countless times. He helped put away Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 7:06 PM
I am beginning to wonder if Casey Anthony and José Baez could pull off the impossible.
Not exoneration from the jury but a death sentence from the judge.
As satisfying as that may be to the multitudes who have posted comments on our coverage of this...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Now that the Cheshire killers are headed to death row, we can all breathe easy, knowing that Connecticut sparingly, but justly, gives the worst of the worst the death penalty.
If only that were the case.
A former Yale Law School professor's long-running...
| Mar 8, 2011
If we get anything out of this latest death penalty debate, maybe it will be some honesty.
I'll start. I don't like state government killing people, because government will inevitably mess it up.
I won't tell you that I think the death penalty is...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Executing inmates is getting harder, more expensive and a lot loonier in Florida.
But kill them we must, and so the follies continue.
This year state officials added a new drug to their lethal-injection cocktail.
The Florida Supreme Court blocked its...