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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 ... 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 ... Puerto Rico after a jury rejected federal prosecutors' request to impose a death sentence. Puerto Rico has not ... read more

Death Penalty Sought in Puerto Rico Case

when a 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 Rico had to ... read more

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Death penalty rejected for cop killer in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — A Jamaican man was sentenced to life in prison for the murder ... in Puerto Rico after a jury rejected federal prosecutors' request to impose a death sentence. Puerto Rico has not executed ... read more


Puerto Ricans Angry That U.S. Overrode Death Penalty Ban

many potential jurors were rejected because they said they could never impose the death penalty. Opponents of the prosecution say they are most offended by what they see as an affront to Puerto Rico's ... read more

Victim's family barred from opposing death penalty at Harrisburg murderer's trial

The jury convicted Figueroa-Novoa, 25, of first-degree murder on Friday and is now hearing testimony on whether he should receive the death penalty or life in prison ... sexual and psychological abuse ... read more

Death sentence overturned for Orlando murderer Bessman Okafor

"We affirm Okafor’s conviction, but because the jury did not unanimously find the facts necessary to impose death and did not render a final unanimous verdict to recommend the death penalty ... to ... 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 ... read more

Convicted Harrisburg killer endured a horrific childhood, witnesses tell jury

At age 13, he was kicked out of his home in Puerto Rico ... the jurors that Figueroa-Novoa, 25, is so emotionally crippled that he doesn't deserve the death penalty for killing Barrios, 19, in her ... read more



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