Death Penalty
NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:44am.

Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to recently vacated murder cases.

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Capital punishment back before NC Supreme Court
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:25am.

North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws.

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NC court must weigh who decides on execution drugs
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:43am.

North Carolina's Court of Appeals wants a fact-finding lower court to consider whether an appointed state official or a state rulemaking commission should decide how the state executes convicted killers.

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NC court weighs who decides on execution drugs
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:32pm.

A North Carolina appeals court is deciding whether appointed state officials can alone decide how convicted killers are executed or whether others must review the procedure.

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Death penalty trials declining in North Carolina
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/26/2013 - 11:07am.

Only one person in the state was sentenced to die in 2013. Thirty-three-year-old Mario Andrette McNeill was convicted last spring of kidnapping, human trafficking and killing a 5-year-old Cumberland County girl.

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Appeals court sets new date on execution rule arguments
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 4:51pm.

A state appeals court has rescheduled oral arguments in the lawsuit by North Carolina death row prisoners who challenged the rules for carrying out executions.

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Executions in NC would use 1 drug, not 3
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 10:32pm.

The state of North Carolina has changed the protocol for executing death row inmates by using one lethal chemical instead of three drugs.

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Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 2:00pm.

A military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

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Jury: NC man should get death for killing child
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:33pm.

Jurors say a man convicted of killing a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl in 2009 should die for the crime.

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Bill restarting executions advances in NC House
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:57am.

A bill repealing a procedure for condemned North Carolina inmates to challenge death sentences on racial grounds is headed to the full House.

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