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.
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.
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.
The federal jury considering the penalty for convicted drug kingpin and murderer Kaboni Savage has voted unanimously that Savage shall be sentenced to death.
Savage, already serving 30 years on the drug conviction, was convicted last week of committing or ordering 12 murders.
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.
A federal appeals court has issued a stay, preventing planned execution of Pennsylvania death row inmate Hubert Michael.
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.
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.
Convicted Philadelphia murderer Terrance Williams is no longer on Death Row.
Just five days before the scheduled execution, a Philadelphia judge will rule this morning on a defense stay of execution for convicted killer Terrance Williams.
After hearing closing arguments on Tuesday, Judge Teresa Sarmina says on Friday morning she will make her final ruling on whether to rule a stay of execution for Terrance Williams, a man sentenced to death in the 1986 murder of 56-year-old Amos Norwood of Mt. Airy.
Williams, convicted of the 1984 murder of Amos Norwood, is scheduled to be executed in less than two weeks. The defense is seeking a stay.
Governor Corbett has until October 3rd to make the final decision on Terrance Williams, but he tells us that right now he is preparing to go ahead with the execution.
But his attorney is seeking to halt the execution based on new allegations that his client was sexually abused by the victim.