Death Penalty
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Accused synagogue shooter to face death penalty

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/27/19, 10:57 am

Federal prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing 11 people in the deadliest attack on American Jews. Robert Bowers, 46, has pleaded not guilty to 63 charges stemming from the shooting in October 2018 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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Reviving the death penalty

Effective Compassion | A plan to restart federal executions meets mixed reactions
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/31/19, 05:44 pm

After a 16-year break, the U.S. government has scheduled executions for five death row inmates.

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Justice Department ends freeze on executions

by Hannah Harris
Posted 7/25/19, 12:37 pm

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday ordered an end to a 16-year break from capital punishment for federal crimes. Five inmates convicted of murdering children now face December or January execution dates at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. “We owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system,” Barr said.

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