Remembering Murder Victims and their Families

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National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims    When the  the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution in 2007 recognizing the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims they took a step in recognizing the impact of murder on surviving family members and provided a way to honor the memory of victims. Each year some 15,000 […]

Breaking News: Pope Francis tells Congress to Abolish the death penalty!

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Breaking News: Pope Francis tells Congress to Abolish the death penalty! “Every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes,” he said. “Recently my brother bishops here in the United States renewed their call for the abolition of […]

BREAKING NEWS: Richard Glossip’s execution halted

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BREAKING NEWS: Richard Glossip’s execution, scheduled for 3pm CT today, has been stopped by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. http://news.yahoo.com/oklahoma-inmate-set-die-1997-killing-053822456.html;_ylt=AwrT6VoApvlVuwsAPoQnnIlQ;ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–

Is Oklahoma about to execute an innocent man?

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Time is running out for Richard Glossip. In less than 24 hours, Glossip is scheduled be executed, despite mounting evidence of his innocence.  These are just a few of the hundreds of articles that have been written about the case in the last several weeks: The Intercept’s in-depth investigation into the case An update on […]

I’m Just Happy to be Alive

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An Alabama man, wrongfully convicted, overcomes a judicial override to gain his freedom. By Andrew Cohen  Montez Spradley was quietly released from the Staton Correctional prison in Alabama late Friday after serving nine-and-one-half years in custody, and over three years on death row, for a murder he did not commit. He was released because a […]

Execution Drug Trial Ends With Witness Credibility Dispute

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September 03, 2015 2:15 pm  •  ALISON NOON, Associated Press HELENA – A trial to determine the legality of an execution drug concluded Thursday after attorneys for Montana’s two death-row inmates disputed the credibility of the state’s key medical witness. District Court Judge Jeffrey Sherlock decided to strike a portion of testimony from a pharmacist the […]