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Is This A Moral Moratorium?

Last week, Governor Tom Wolf granted a temporary reprieve to inmate Terrance Williams was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to die for senselessly murdering Amos Norwood with a tire iron during a robbery. 2,063 more words

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Pennsylvania Versus The Death Penalty

The debate has raged on for years; Should Pennsylvania Abolish the Death Penalty? Since it’s reinstatement in 1976 only 3 people have been executed. Keith Zettlemoyer was executed on May 2, 1995 for 1st Degree Murder, Leon Moser, Executed August 16, 1995 for 1st Degree Murder and Gary Heidnik on July 6, 1999. 1,339 more words

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Justice for Jennifer - Part III - Update

In an update from our last post; Justice for Jennifer – Part III – Another Conviction; Ricky Smyrnes, the purported ringleader of the Greensburg 6, was convicted to die of lethal injection. 341 more words

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Justice for Jennifer - Part III - Another Conviction

In a swift deliberation earlier this week, a Westmoreland County Pennsylvania jury found Ricky Smyrnes guilty of first degree murder in the death of Jennifer Daugherty in 2010 and will return Tuesday the 19th to decide if he should spend the rest of his life in prison or be put to death. 1,059 more words

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Justice for Jennifer - Part 2 - An Eye for An Eye

With the writing sabbatical over I return to start the fall with a piece on the torture-murder of  30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty and the punishment of yet another member of the Greensburg 6. 736 more words

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The 2011 that was

2012 is just about here. As 2011 fades into the sunset we remember some of the more memorable events of the past year. Some were shocking, some were discouraging and some I just have no words for at all. 2,600 more words

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