Showing: 1-20 of 46

Death Penalty

Wyoming firing squad execution bill released in draft form

CASPER, Wyo. — A state legislative committee will consider a draft bill next week that would permit execution by firing squad.

July 09, 2014 8:30 amLoading…
Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in Sidney teacher's killing

Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in Sidney teacher's killing

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.

May 20, 2014 1:55 pm Photos

Photos

Related Loading…

Death penalty ruled out in Gillette murder case

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.

April 17, 2014 8:30 amLoading…
In the interim, legislators discuss death penalty methods

In the interim, legislators discuss death penalty methods

CASPER, Wyo. — A legislative committee will continue discussing Wyoming's options to execute inmates convicted of capital crimes in the coming months.

April 02, 2014 5:50 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
Cheyenne shooting

Cheyenne shooting

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. 

February 27, 2014 4:42 pmLoading…
Eaton lawyers attack death penalty in hefty brief

Eaton lawyers attack death penalty in hefty brief

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.

December 30, 2013 3:42 pmLoading…
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

Photos

Related Loading…
Twito: No death penalty in Laster murder case

Twito: No death penalty in Laster murder case

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.

April 15, 2013 2:34 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…
Prosecutor eyes death penalty in Laster murder case

Prosecutor eyes death penalty in Laster murder case

Should a Billings man accused of kidnapping and murder join the short list of Montana prison inmates on death row?

March 08, 2013 12:30 am Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
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.

February 22, 2013 11:45 am Related Loading…
Effort launched to ban Montana death penalty

Effort launched to ban Montana death penalty

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.

February 04, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
Gazette state poll: Voters say keep death penalty, relax environmental regulations

Gazette state poll: Voters say keep death penalty, relax environmental regulations

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…

September 23, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

Lawyers spar ahead of Cheyenne death penalty trial

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.

July 10, 2012 5:02 pmLoading…
DA questions condemned Wyoming inmate's appeals time

DA questions condemned Wyoming inmate's appeals time

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.

June 11, 2012 5:08 pmLoading…
Montana won't seek death penalty in inmate stabbing

Montana won't seek death penalty in inmate stabbing

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.

May 31, 2012 7:53 amLoading…

Montana, 4 other Western states shielding part of executions

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.

May 23, 2012 10:14 amLoading…

Prosecutor says Parole Board made right decision in Smith clemency case

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.

May 22, 2012 4:59 pmLoading…
Murder victim's son works against death penalty

Murder victim's son works against death penalty

Renny Cushing is what some might call a conundrum: the son of a murder victim who opposes the death penalty.

April 05, 2012 5:00 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…
Cody man accused of killing wife pleads not guilty in District Court

Cody man accused of killing wife pleads not guilty in District Court

CODY, Wyo. — A man charged in the slaying of his wife entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment in Fifth Judicial District Court on Monday.

March 26, 2012 10:45 amLoading…
Court releases prosecutor's death penalty filing

Court releases prosecutor's death penalty filing

CHEYENNE — Court papers that were made public this week show a special prosecutor claims several factors support imposing the death penalty against a Cheyenne man accused of gunning down two people and critically wounding a third at his house last summer.

January 25, 2012 4:23 pmLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Activate Full Access RED

Popular Stories

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses