Though the European Union is staunchly against the death penalty, it's been in the business of selling death penalty technology to the U.S. for the past two years. But that all changed a few weeks ago, when the E.U.
Turkey is threatening to cut off relations with the European Union if Cyprus takes over the rotating E.U. presidency, as planned later this year. The U.N. will bring together both Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders this weekend to move negotiations forward.
When Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in the state earlier this year, it spared the lives of 15 men on death row.But one of them may not be off the hook.Andrew Urdiales, 47, a former U.S.
Thursday there will be a sentencing hearing in the trial of Casey Anthony, the 25-year-old Orlando woman accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008. A jury of seven women and five men found her guilty of four counts of lying to law enforcement officers.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's decision yesterday to abolish the death penalty will likely contribute to a nationwide trend. At the height of support for the death penalty, 38 imposed the ultimate sentence but Quinn's decision Wednesday means that number is down to 34 according to Richard
Chicago's current mayor and its future one disagree about whether Illinois should have the death penalty. The mayor has no official say on the death penalty issue. But when asked about it, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he supports Governor Pat Quinn's decision Wednesday to abolish it.
Updated at: 1:35 pm on 01/09/11Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has abolished the state's death penalty. The Democrat signed legislation Wednesday abandoning capital punishment, two months after Illinois lawmakers voted to do the same and more than a decade after former Gov.