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Texas to seek death penalty in killings of prosecutors

KAUFMAN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas will seek the death penalty against a former justice of the peace accused of killing of three people, including two local prosecutors, in shootings that spawned conspiracy theories and terrified a small community near Dallas.Full story

Ariel Castro pleads guilty in Ohio abductions

  The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for years has pleaded guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.

Federal jury sentences cop killer to death in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A jury in New York on Wednesday sentenced Ronell Wilson to death for killing two undercover police officers in 2003, setting up what would be the first federal execution of a New York defendant in six decades. Full story

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  Jodi Arias attorneys argue against death penalty

The attorneys for Jodi Arias, who was convicted of murder of her boyfriend, have asked the judge to throw out a jury decision that made her eligible for the death penalty.

  Should the death penalty be abolished?

Twenty years ago, Sister Helen Prejean, a Catholic nun from Louisiana, published her account of serving as the spiritual adviser to a prisoner sentenced to death for rape and two murders in her state. Prejean joins Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss her advocacy for abolishing the death penalty.

  Sister Helen Prejean on her influential activism against the death penalty

Sister Helen Prejean, anti-death penalty advocate and author of “Dead Man Walking,” talks with Rachel Maddow on the 20th anniversary of the publication of "Dead Man Walking" about the impact of the book and movie, the "weird relationship" Americans have with the death penalty, and the challenge of g

  Ariel Castro expected to plead not guilty in Ohio

The man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them hostage for over a decade will head back to court today, where his lawyers say he will plead not guilty to 329 counts, including rape, kidnapping, and murder. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports and legal analyst Lisa Bloom comments on the case.

  The latest stunner in the Jodi Arias trial

After months of evidence, arguments, and testimony, NBC’s Diana Alvear reports that the jury in the Jodi Arias trial was still deadlocked on whether she should get the death penalty. Richard Gabriel from the American Society of Trial Consultants joins The Cycle to discuss where a group of impartial

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