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  • Death penalty off table in Dutchtown slaying

    March 13, 2012 10:46 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Prosecutors in Ascension Parish say they have decided not to seek the death penalty against a man accused in a 22-year-old kidnapping, rape and slaying of an 18-year-old Dutchtown woman. The Advocate reports prosecutors agreed Monday to reduce a first-degree murder charge against 56-year-old Tolbert Morris... more »
  • Deadline Extended for Death Penalty Decision

    August 18, 2010 5:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A federal judge has extended a deadline for the Justice Department to decide whether to seek the death penalty against four current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. At the request of defense attorneys, U.S. District... more »
  • Death Penalty Not Intended in Katrina Fatal Shooting Case

    August 6, 2010 1:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Justice Department doesn't intend to seek the death penalty against a former New Orleans police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. A court filing Thursday discloses that decision in the case against David Warren, who allegedly shot and killed 31-year-old... more »
  • Boston Judge Cuts Penalty in Song-Sharing Case

    July 10, 2010 4:59 PM

    BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge on Friday drastically trimmed a $675,000 verdict against a Boston University graduate student who was found liable for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs online, saying the jury damage award against a person who gained no financial benefit from his copyright infringement is "unconstitutionally... more »
  • Death Penalty Waived in Park Killing

    May 19, 2010 10:25 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The death penalty will not be sought for a construction worker accused of snatching a woman from a New Orleans-area park before raping her and killing her. That's according to the Jefferson Parish district attorney, who says the death penalty is being waived to improve the... more »
  • Firing Squad Death Penalty

    April 23, 2010 1:54 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah is scheduled to execute a convicted killer by firing squad on June 18 after a judge signed a warrant for his execution. State court Judge Robin Reese signed the warrant Friday morning in a Salt Lake City courtroom. The 49-year-old Gardner has been on... more »
  • Penalty For Not Getting Health Insurance

    April 22, 2010 1:08 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - New congressional projections show that nearly 4 million Americans will have to pay a penalty for not getting health insurance when that provision of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is fully phased in. The vast majority of those who must pay will be middle class, which... more »
  • Safelight penalty to be reduced

    October 21, 2009 11:57 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A $25 SafeLight Lafayette penalty will be imposed when drivers turn right at a red light without coming to a complete stop. The City-Parish Council on Tuesday agreed to lower the penalty, which is $125 for drivers who run through a red light at intersections equipped... more »

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