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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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Montgomery County Jury Sentences Man To Death For Killing Of Baby, Grandmother

After three and a half hours of deliberations, the seven men and five women delivered the death penalty to Raghu Yandamuri for the killings of Saanvi Venna and her grandmother.

10/14/2014

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Corbett Signs Execution Warrant For Man Convicted In 2005 Shooting Death Of Police Officer

Flor is one of the 184 Pennsylvania inmates on death row. Governor Corbett has now signed 40 death warrants during his administration.

10/07/2014

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2 Men To Face Death Penalty For Allegedly Slaying Pa. Woman

Two men charged with stabbing a Pennsylvania woman and burning her alive will face the death penalty if they’re found guilty at trial.

03/05/2014

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Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty Against Lehigh County Man Charged With Fatally Shooting Wife

On Dec. 17, 2013 37-year-old Win Min Htut reportedly shot his wife, Thida Myint, outside their Bethlehem home after an argument.

02/14/2014

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Allentown Woman To Face Death Penalty In Baby Death

Prosecutors in eastern Pennsylvania plan to seek the death penalty in the trial of a woman accused of giving birth in a sports bar bathroom, wrapping the newborn in a plastic bag and hiding him in a toilet tank.

11/27/2013

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Philadelphia Man On Death Row For 21 Years Wins New Trial

A federal judge says a Philadelphia man on death row for 21 years was convicted on “scant evidence,” and has overturned his conviction for killing a teen girl for her earrings.

08/21/2013

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Death Penalty Sought For 2 Men In 3 Killings

Prosecutors in Berks County say they will seek the death penalty against a pair of brothers accused of killing two men in Reading and torturing and killing a woman whose burning body was found in Lehigh County.

08/07/2013

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UPDATE: Jury In Kaboni Savage Trial Votes Unanimously For Death Penalty

The federal jury considering the penalty for convicted drug kingpin and murderer Kaboni Savage has voted unanimously that Savage shall be sentenced to death.

05/31/2013

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Penalty Phase Begins In Kaboni Savage Murder Case

Savage, already serving 30 years on the drug conviction, was convicted last week of committing or ordering 12 murders.

05/21/2013

US Supreme Court Halts Pa. Murderer’s Execution

A condemned inmate escaped lethal injection Thursday for the murder of a teenage girl after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the execution should be halted.

11/08/2012

Court Issues Stay Of Execution Hours Before Pa. Inmate To Be Put To Death

A federal appeals court has issued a stay, preventing planned execution of Pennsylvania death row inmate Hubert Michael.

11/08/2012

Judge Grants Delay In Trial Of Northampton Woman Who Killed Father Of Her 4 Kids

A judge has granted a delay in the trial of an eastern Pennsylvania woman who could face the death penalty if convicted of killing the father of her four children just hours before a scheduled custody hearing.

10/09/2012

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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.

10/02/2012

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Phila. Judge Overturns Death Sentence In Controversial 1984 Murder Case

Convicted Philadelphia murderer Terrance Williams is no longer on Death Row.

09/28/2012

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