Hasan’s court-appointed attorney accused his client of deliberately trying to receive the death penalty, abruptly stopping the trial after only one day.
The execution for the mentally handicapped Georgia convict was stayed for three days while lawyers battle over the constitutionality of the case.
After 27 years on death row for the murder of Ruth Pelke, Paula Cooper is free thanks to her victim’s family.
Today Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the “Timely Justice Act of 2013,” which speeds up the legal process for the death penalty.
Nathan Dunlop is almost a dead man walking after the court’s rejection of his death-sentence appeal.