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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clyde Ervin Cosner, accused of fatally cutting a fellow inmate's throat last year, pleaded not guilty in Deer Lodge district court Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CODY — Two teenagers charged in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border have pleaded not guilty.
POWELL, Wyo. — The death penalty is one option prosecutors are considering pursuing against two teens suspected of killing three people in Clark.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is often said that support for the death penalty is a mile wide but an inch deep — people often support it, but they haven’t spent too much time figuring out why. It is understandable that, in reaction to a violent and senseless crime, the community would want to see justice done. But aft…