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REFILE-Jury declines to impose death penalty in Puerto Rico murders

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 23 (Reuters) - A man convicted of killing eight people in a crowded bar in Puerto Rico was the same panel earlier this month for the so-called La Tombola killings of Octob... 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

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

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