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Back to Death Row for Philadelphia Man Who Avoided 2012 Execution

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.


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Attorneys For Phila. Death Row Inmate Says Pa. Justice Has Conflict In Case

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.


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Execution Order Signed By Gov. Corbett in 1984 Philadelphia Robbery-Murder Case

But his attorney is seeking to halt the execution based on new allegations that his client was sexually abused by the victim.


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Human Biology May Influence Political Views

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.


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Death Penalty Sought For Montco Man Charged With Murdering Parents and Brother

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.


Stigall Show Log 11.10.11

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–11/10/2011

Judge Hears Liczbinski Trial Jurors' Questions

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.