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Capital Punishment

Judge: Dispute over execution drug to go to trial

HELENA — A judge has upheld most of the changes Montana corrections officials made to execution methods after a legal challenge by two death row inmates, but he said a dispute over one of the drugs used in lethal injections should be decided at trial.

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ACLU: Untested drugs dangerous in executions

ACLU: Untested drugs dangerous in executions

HELENA — A long execution in Ohio that left the condemned inmate gasping and snorting illustrates the dangers of using untested drug combinations in lethal injections, said a civil-rights group suing Montana over its execution method.

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Wyoming lawmaker proposes firing squad for executions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming lawmaker is pushing to allow use of the firing squad to execute condemned state inmates if constitutional problems or other issues ever prevented the state from using lethal injection.

January 13, 2014 4:40 pmLoading…
Judge moves Sherry Arnold homicide trial to Glendive

Judge moves Sherry Arnold homicide trial to Glendive

A state judge on Thursday moved the trial of a Colorado man charged with killing a popular eastern Montana teacher after defense attorneys argued that he could not receive a fair hearing in her hometown.

October 24, 2013 3:17 pm Photos

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Anaconda: Prosecutors won't seek death penalty for dad accused of killing 3-year-old son

Anaconda: Prosecutors won't seek death penalty for dad accused of killing 3-year-old son

ANACONDA — Prosecutors do not intend to seek the death penalty against a Washington state man accused of killing his 3-year-old son near Anaconda this summer.

October 12, 2013 9:39 am Photos

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State to seek death penalty in prisoner killing

State to seek death penalty in prisoner killing

Clyde Ervin Cosner, accused of fatally cutting a fellow inmate's throat last year, pleaded not guilty in Deer Lodge district court Tuesday.

August 14, 2013 3:10 pmLoading…

Montana asks judge to back execution changes

HELENA — The state has asked a judge to back the changes it made to its lethal-injection procedures and dismiss the claims of two death-row inmates and a civil-liberties group that the revisions still put condemned prisoners at risk of unnecessary suffering.

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Judge sets 2-week hearing for Wyoming's lone death row inmate

Judge sets 2-week hearing for Wyoming's lone death row inmate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge has scheduled a two-week hearing on claims by Wyoming's lone death row inmate that he didn't get a fair trial before a state court jury sentenced him to death nearly 10 years ago.

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Execution-method changes called unconstitutional

Execution-method changes called unconstitutional

HELENA — Montana prison officials revised lethal-injection procedures after a judge ruled the previous methods were unconstitutional, but a civil rights organization and attorneys for a death row inmate say the changes still put condemned prisoners at risk of unnecessary suffering.

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Conant avoids possible death sentence in plea deal

Conant avoids possible death sentence in plea deal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Prosecutors have agreed not to seek the death penalty against the Wheatland man who pleaded no contest this week to killing his three sons and his brother in 2011.

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No death penalty decision in Wyoming triple slaying yet

No death penalty decision in Wyoming triple slaying yet

POWELL, Wyo. — The Park County attorney hasn't decided whether to pursue the death penalty against two teens accused of killing three people in Clark in March.

June 26, 2013 8:05 am Photos

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Prosecutor opposes attempt to rule out death penalty in Sherry Arnold case

Prosecutor opposes attempt to rule out death penalty in Sherry Arnold case

An Eastern Montana prosecutor said Wednesday that he will oppose attempts to declare one of the suspects in the killing of a Sidney teacher ineligible for the death penalty.

June 19, 2013 12:12 pm Photos

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Lawyers for Wyoming death row inmate explore new defense

Lawyers for Wyoming death row inmate explore new defense

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge on Monday approved more testing for Dale Wayne Eaton, Wyoming's lone death row inmate, after his lawyers said his IQ may be low enough that he could be covered by a federal ban against executing people with intellectual disabilities.

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Defendants plead not guilty in Clark slayings

Defendants plead not guilty in Clark slayings

CODY — Two teenagers charged in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border have pleaded not guilty.

May 22, 2013 3:19 pm Photos

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Judge: no state mental evaluation of Eaton

CHEYENNE — A federal judge has denied a request from the State of Wyoming to have a mental health expert examine the state's lone death row inmate.

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Death penalty considered in Wyoming triple slaying

Death penalty considered in Wyoming triple slaying

POWELL, Wyo. — The death penalty is one option prosecutors are considering pursuing against two teens suspected of killing three people in Clark.

March 07, 2013 2:03 pm Photos

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Death penalty ban fails in Montana House committee

Death penalty ban fails in Montana House committee

HELENA — On a mostly party line vote, the House Judiciary Committee on Friday rejected and tabled a bill that would have abolished the death penalty and replaced it with life imprisonment without parole.

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Bill seeking death penalty abolition inspires emotional testimony

Bill seeking death penalty abolition inspires emotional testimony

HELENA — Some families of murder victims lined up opposite side of a bill Thursday to abolish the death penalty in Montana and replace it with life imprisonment with no possibility of parole.

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Man tells of close brush with execution over false charge

HELENA — Ron Keine was nine days away from being executed in the gas chamber in New Mexico in the mid-1970s for kidnapping, murder and other crimes he didn’t commit.

February 14, 2013 7:02 pmLoading…
Convicted killer's former attorney testifies

Convicted killer's former attorney testifies

BOISE, Idaho — A prominent capital defense attorney who represented convicted killer Joseph Edward Duncan III during his death penalty hearing five years ago says Duncan's bizarre beliefs "infected" their case.

February 12, 2013 5:38 pm Related Loading…

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