Terrance Williams, convicted in 1986 of the robbery and bludgeoning murder of a man he later set on fire, would have been the first person executed in Philadelphia since Gary Heidinick, in 1999.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court chief justice Ronald Castille is refusing to step away from the case of inmate Terrance Williams, whose death penalty is being reviewed.
But his attorney is seeking to halt the execution based on new allegations that his client was sexually abused by the victim.
Researchers studying whether biological issues could play a role in political views have discovered that easily startled people are more likely to favor certain similar political stances.
Montgomery County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a 24-year-old Upper Merion man accused of using a sword to murder his parents and his twin brother in their home nearly a year ago.
Chris reviews the latest following Joe Paterno’s removal at the hands of the Penn State Board of Trustees. He talks to John Hayward about last night’s Republican Primary Debate and Jack Abramoff about his new book Capital Punishment.
The jury has completed a second day of deliberations without reaching a decision on the penalty for two men convicted of murdering Philadelphia police sergeant Stephen Liczbinski. But jurors had a couple of questions.