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Jury declines to impose death penalty in Puerto Rico murders

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - A man convicted of killing eight people in a crowded bar in Puerto Rico was spared the death penalty and sentenced to life in prison on Saturday in only the fifth cas... read more

Puerto Rican jury rejects death sentence in police killing

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - A Jamaican man was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of an undercover policeman in Puerto Rico after a jury rejected ... verdict required to impose the death sentence, sp... read more

Death Penalty Sought in Puerto Rico Case

Carlos Ayala Lopez ... man was hanged for murder. The island's legislature approved a resolution reaffirming the anti-death penalty stance in May. The only other case in which a federal jury in Puerto ... read more

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Anger in Puerto Rico Over Death Penalty Case

he was hanged in 1927 for his crime. Two years later, Puerto Rico's legislature -- like those throughout much of Latin America -- outlawed the death penalty. The 1952 Constitution, which defined Puert... read more

Airport shooter Esteban Santiago to plead guilty, spend life in prison

Since Congress reinstated the death penalty in 1988, only three prisoners have been executed — in 2001 and 2003. Born in New Jersey, Santiago grew up in Puerto Rico ... murders were ordered to settle ... read more

Widow fights extradition to US to face charges she hired contract killer

US prosecutors have declined to ... of a secret grand jury indictment also charging them with taking part in the murder plot. In custody also awaiting trial before US District Court in Puerto Rico, th... read more

House panel rejects bill to bring back death penalty

Melendez said the letter gave him hope, but he didn’t know then that his mother was saving money to return his body to Puerto Rico after his ... someone guilty in a death penalty case, a jury would ha... read more

Aselton's Killer Pleads Guilty

The case was still a good case but I had concerns overall and specifically about the ability to impose a death sentence.'' As jury selection for ... a witness who could not be located in Puerto Rico. ... read more

Florida airport shooter who killed 5 will plead guilty to avoid death penalty

Santiago, a former Army reservist who grew up in Puerto Rico ... have imposed death. But federal law prohibits a judge from overruling a jury. In another high-profile case in 2007, federal prosecutors ... read more

Caribbean Crime Rising, Advocates Want Killers Put to Death

Soaring crime has islanders demanding more executions, exhorting politicians to work around restrictions imposed by Europe and ... and cultural opposition to the death penalty also holds in the U.S. t... read more

Life Term For Killer Of 2 Youths

Iowa St., appeared before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Disko, who said she did not impose the death penalty ... related crime,`` the judge said. ``This is a gang member out on the street wh... read more

Airport mass shooter Esteban Santiago 'wasn't really thinking about it' when he killed five

Santiago is a U.S. citizen who was born in New Jersey and grew up in Puerto Rico. Federal prosecutors have agreed not to seek the death penalty under the terms of ... on whether to accept his guilty p... read more

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