Capital punishment

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April 30, 2019 - 2:31 pm
Kevin Barnhart | WWL.com A constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty in Louisiana passed a Senate committee on 4-2 vote. Co-author of the measure, New Iberia Representative Terry Landry, says the punishment is immoral and the system is far from perfect. “I also think that government-...
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April 21, 2019 - 8:25 am
Matt Doyle reporting... Louisiana State Representative Nicky Muscarello of Hammond has authored legislation that would conceal the identities of companies that sell lethal injection drugs or equipment to the state. The state has not performed an execution since 2010, and Muscarello says a big part...
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March 18, 2019 - 1:01 pm
Dakota Theriot, suspected of murdering five people in two parishes earlier this year, will face the death penalty, Livingston Parish prosecutors announced today. That announcement came during Theriot's arraignment on three counts of first degree murder, The Advocate reports. Theriot is charged with...
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March 12, 2019 - 6:18 pm
(WWL.com ) -- State lawmakers heard from supporters of the death penalty today, including Attorney General Jeff Landry and victims’ families, during a meeting of the House Criminal Justice Committee. Louisiana has not carried out an execution since 2010. Landry says the state is denying justice to...
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March 12, 2019 - 4:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana lawmakers heard hours of testimony about the state's stalled execution process for death row inmates, but made no headway in deciding whether or how to resume the use of capital punishment. Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry pushed for Tuesday's hearing of the...
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December 31, 2018 - 6:22 pm
Only one person in Louisiana was sentenced to death this year, David Brown of Lafourche Parish, who was convincted of sexually assaulting, then murdering, a mother and her two daughters before setting their house on fire in 2012. Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center Robert...
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Chris Miller
October 10, 2018 - 11:15 am
New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office has decided not to pursue the death penalty against suspected cop-killer Darren Bridges. Bridges will stand trial for first degree murder of New Orleans Police Officer Marcus McNeil. Prosecutors say Bridges shot and killed McNeil as McNeil was...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
July 24, 2018 - 11:01 am
Every morning we talk about things in the news and give you a chance to call in and express your opinion. On this edition of IYC (It’s Your Call), we’re talking about the death penalty. Ironically, the death penalty is so serious it should only be thought of logically and rationally; but the crimes...
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January 05, 2018 - 1:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A court order blocking Louisiana from carrying out any executions has been extended indefinitely after the death of the federal judge who issued it. A lawsuit challenging the state's lethal injection protocols has kept death sentences on hold since 2014. U.S. District Judge...
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May 17, 2017 - 7:14 pm
WWL.com Reporting The House Criminal Justice Committee rejects a proposal to that sought to end the death penalty in Louisiana. Speaking in favor of the bill was Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Shelton Shelton Fabre, who says every human life is sacred. He says an execution cannot bring back a loved...
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