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.”
Pat Boyle told CBS 3’s Walt Hunter, “It’s a relief for our family, for our loved ones, this can now go forward.”
A Philadelphia judge has overturned the death sentence for the man convicted in the 1991 murder of police officer Danny Boyle.
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.
A federal appeals court has issued a stay, preventing planned execution of Pennsylvania death row inmate Hubert Michael.
Lawyers for a death row inmate who could be the first person executed in Pennsylvania since 1999 are asking a judge to reopen his case.
A Philadelphia judge is expected to hear new evidence today in a hearing that could mean a stay of execution for convicted killer Terry Williams.
Inmate Charged With Rape And Murder Of University Of Delaware Student Resentenced To Death After Retrial
A former death row inmate charged with raping and killing a University of Delaware student in 2005 has been sentenced to death again after a retrial.
Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal says he is surprised and somewhat disappointed that he will not get a new sentencing hearing.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed death warrants for two more inmates on death row, although the state last executed someone in 1999.