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- n. A sentence of punishment by execution.
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- n. A punishment in which the person who committed the offence is put to death by the state.
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- n. putting a condemned person to death
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After Zschau switched in September to negative ads indicting Cranston for opposing the death penalty and missing votes on drug enforcement, our artificial lead steadily melted.
As part of the reforms, Marijane was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to sit on the Capital Litigation Trial Bar Committee, which was created to qualify lawyers for handling death penalty cases.
Sinaitic Peninsula, they received from the Lord a code of legislation wherein the death penalty was prescribed for many offences.
ALOYSIUS OLIVER FACED THE PROSPECT of the death penalty at a time when the Illinois criminal justice system was the shame of the nation.
Ruth told Judge Moran that Aloysius should not be eligible for the death penalty because the jury found him guilty of murder, not specifically the murder of a police officer.
The death penalty was publicly inflicted by the guillotine in France, Belgium, Denmark,
“The death penalty is inherently corrupt,” Bob Strunck complained when I asked his opinion.
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At one point, the defense team walked out of court, frustrated that Judge James Strunck was thwarting their efforts by refusing to allow testimony of their expert witnesses, including one who would have described what an electrocution did to a human being, and a university professor who would have testified that the death penalty did not work as a deterrent.
Capital Litigation Trial Bar Committee capital punishment, see death penalty cases