On Dec. 1, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sidney R. Thomas of Billings will become the circuit’s new chief judge.
CASPER, Wyo. — A state legislative committee will discuss next week whether to sponsor a bill in the 2015 session that would abolish the death penalty.
CASPER, Wyo. — A state legislative committee will consider a draft bill next week that would permit execution by firing squad.
Prosecutors ended their pursuit of the death penalty for a Colorado man who experts said was mentally disabled after he was charged in the killing of a teacher in Montana's oil patch, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty in a first-degree murder case against a 21-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting in Gillette on Thanksgiving.
CASPER, Wyo. — A legislative committee will continue discussing Wyoming's options to execute inmates convicted of capital crimes in the coming months.
Nick Castellano listens to his attorney, Tina Olson, as his trial begins at the Laramie County Courthouse on Wednesday in Cheyenne, Wyo. Castellano, 34, of Cheyenne faces charges of murder and attempted murder, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Lawyers for Wyoming’s lone death row inmate have filed a massive court brief asking a federal judge to overturn his death sentence.
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.
Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito announced Monday that he will not seek the death penalty for the Billings man accused of kidnapping and killing Dejuan Laster.
Should a Billings man accused of kidnapping and murder join the short list of Montana prison inmates on death row?
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 — Four Montana legislators spearheading a bipartisan effort to replace the death penalty with life in prison say they have a good chance of success this session.
HELENA — A solid majority of Montanans oppose repealing the state’s death penalty, and a majority favors relaxing environmental law to encourage more coal, oil and gas development in the state, a Gazette state oll shows. The poll, taken last week, also showed support among Montanans for a “r…
CHEYENNE — A Cheyenne man accused of gunning down two people and critically wounding a third at his house last summer faces a possible death sentence if found guilty in a trial set to start in mid-August.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The prosecutor who secured the death penalty conviction for Wyoming's lone death row inmate said Monday he doesn't see why the condemned man's appeal is moving so slowly.
DEER LODGE – Prosecutors do not intend to seek the death penalty against a Montana State Prison inmate accused of killing a fellow prisoner last September, according to recent court filings.
BOISE, Idaho — A U.S. appeals court ruled in 2002 that every aspect of an execution should be open to witnesses, from the moment the condemned enters the death chamber to his or her final heartbeat.
HELENA -- Flathead County Attorney Ed Corrigan, whose office prosecuted convicted killer and death-row inmate Ronald Smith nearly 30 years ago, said Tuesday the state parole board made the right decision in recommending no clemency for Smith.
Renny Cushing is what some might call a conundrum: the son of a murder victim who opposes the death penalty.