death penalty

File Photo. (Gov. Tom Wolf, during his 2015 budget address.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Pennsylvania DAs Take Aim At Wolf’s Death Penalty Moratorium

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association said Tuesday that Gov. Tom Wolf’s death penalty moratorium could affect plea bargains and how judges and juries view executions, arguing it violates elements of the state constitution.

04/14/2015

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Defendant Seeks To Overturn Death Sentence in 2012 Montco Double Murder of Toddler and Grandmother

Rhagu Yandimuri was sentenced to death last year for killing ten-month-old Saanvi Venna and her grandmother in King of Prussia in 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

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Court To Take Up Challenge To Pennsylvania’s Execution Drugs

Five inmates on Pennsylvania’s death row want a state court to throw out a plan to use a three-drug mixture to execute them.

03/11/2015

Tricia Wertz speaking, Republican Mike Vereb is on far right. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Legislative Republicans, Critics Vow To Fight Wolf’s Death Penalty Moratorium

Legislative Republicans and other critics vow to turn up the heat on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf over his decision to impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty.

03/07/2015

File Photo. (Gov. Tom Wolf, during his 2015 budget address.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Pa. High Court Takes Up Gov. Wolf’s Death Penalty Moratorium

A Supreme Court order issued Tuesday granted the request by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to review the policy announced by the governor last month.

03/03/2015

Zeoli Show Log 2.18.15

Rich responded to statements from a State Department spokesperson that economic factors are drawing recruits to ISIS, Philadelphia DA Seth Williams challenging Governor Tom Wolf’s moratorium on the death penalty and Vanilla Ice being arrested for burglary.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/18/2015

Seth Williams (FILE PHOTO credit: Mike DeNardo)

DA Seth Williams Challenges Gov. Wolf’s Death Penalty Moratorium

The lawsuit comes five days after Wolf said he would issue reprieves at least until he receives a report from a legislative commission that has been studying the issue since 2011.

02/18/2015

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Montgomery Co. DA: We Were Completely Ignored By Gov. Wolf On The Death Penalty

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman talked with WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about the lack of communication that occurred before Governor Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania.

02/16/2015

PA Governor Tom Wolf. (Credit: CBS3)

Governor Wolf’s Moratorium On Death Penalty Continues To Draw Reaction

Critics and supporters continue to weigh in on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s moratorium on the death penalty in the state.

02/14/2015

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Widow Of Warrant Officer Speaks Out About Death Penalty Moratorium In Pa.

Hours after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a moratorium on the death penalty, the widow of a Philadelphia warrant officer told Eyewitness News she is devastated.

02/13/2015

Zeoli Show Log 2.13.15

Rich analyzed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to place a moratorium on the death penalty, a court ruling requiring gamblers to return their winnings, and the premiere of 50 Shades of Grey. He also talked with the President of ASCAP, Paul Williams, CBS 3 Meteorologist Kate Bilo, and film critic, Stephen Whitty.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/13/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Caln Elementary School, in Thorndale, Pa.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association’s Statement Of Death Penalty Moratorium

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today issued the following.

02/13/2015

Tom Wolf File Photo (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Says Death Penalty Flawed, Imposes Moratorium

Newly elected Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state, calling the current system of capital punishment “error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible.”

02/13/2015

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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.

12/17/2014

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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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