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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

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

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In a subsequent ruling, it told judges that they could not impose the death penalty, that that punishment could only come from a jury. The Supreme Court decisions ... and the District of Columbia. In ... read more

5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 7

The 790-foot El Faro sank on Oct. 1, 2015 after losing propulsion in a hurricane while traveling from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico. All 33 aboard ... down a law that said that the death penalty could b... read more

Darren Wilson Wasn’t the First: A Short History of Killer Cops Let Off the Hook

The Ferguson grand jury ... death row, though they were later saved by a death penalty moratorium in 2000 and by a grant of clemency in 2003 by then-Governor George Ryan—during the next seven years. I... read more

New review on youths’ punishment

Buck’s petition for review (11-6391) had argued that prosecutors used his race to help persuade the jury to impose a death sentence ... complaining that Puerto Rico officials in seeking to combat urba... read more

Death From Washington

Anebal Acevedo Vilá, the governor of Puerto Rico, has written to the Justice ... Citing figures that showed murder had declined by 56 percent in states without the death penalty since 1990, compared t... read more

Puerto Rico may have better chance of Supreme Court win after Scalia death

It would give the Caribbean island more power to impose conditions on creditors ... did not respond to requests for comment or declined comment. Scalia's death means that only seven justices are likel... read more

Latino in America: 'The Mexican in Town'

They faced local and federal investigations because of the apparent racial nature of the crime. At the time of Luis' death ... Puerto Rican. ... They ask me for green cards and stuff like that. I say, ... read more

Judge says enough doubt exists to end capital punishment

But he declined to rule that the death penalty was ... The most recent acquittals were this month in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory that does not have the death penalty, though 38 states do. The Suprem... read more

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