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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from death penalty, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 682 stories have been published about death penalty which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.

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Jury is chosen to decide Parkland school shooter’s sentence
US & Canada · Parkland

Jury is chosen to decide Parkland school shooter’s sentence

76% Center coverage: 34 sources
The hearing Tuesday was the culmination of 13 weeks of jury selection. The jury will decide whether Nikolas Cruz, 23, receives the death sentence or life in prison without parole for the murders of 14 students and three staff members. Cruz pleaded guilty in October to those murders and 17 counts of attempted murder, so the jurors will only decide his punishment.See the Story
Ukraine: Two British nationals detained by Russian forces charged with 'mercenary activities'
Europe · London

Ukraine: Two British nationals detained by Russian forces charged with 'mercenary activities'

Coverage: 18 sources
Two British men detained by Kremlin forces in separatist-held eastern Ukraine have been charged with "mercenary activities." Dylan Healy, 22, and Andrew Hill, 35, were both reported to have been captured in April. Mr Healy was working for British non-profit organisation Presidium Network. Mr Hill, a military volunteer, was filmed with a bandaged left arm and a makeshift dressing on his head.See the Story
European court tells Russia to ensure two Britons do not face death penalty
Europe · London

European court tells Russia to ensure two Britons do not face death penalty

45% Center coverage: 9 sources
Two Britons face the death penalty in the so-called Donetsk People's Republic. The two men had been fighting with the Ukrainian armed forces since 2018. They were sentenced to death in early June by a Donetsk court, which is not internationally recognized. U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss slammed the decision as a sham judgment with no legitimacy.See the Story

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US charges driver, 3 others in deaths of 53 migrants found in tractor-trailer

50% Right coverage: 4 sources
Homero Zamorano Jr., 45, was arrested Wednesday and charged with involvement in alien smuggling resulting in death. If convicted, he could face life in prison or even the death penalty. The driver of the tractor-trailer abandoned the 18-wheeler on a semirural road near Interstate Highway 35 and tried to flee, officials said.See the Story
Erdogan · Turkey

Turkey's Erdogan says ready to back reinstating death penalty -media

60% Right coverage: 5 sources
Erdogan's justice minister said at the weekend Turkey would consider turning back the 2004 abolishment of capital punishment. His nationalist ally Devlet Bahceli has backed the idea. "If necessary, this should be brought back on the agenda and made into a debate," Erdogan was cited as saying.See the Story
Death Penalty · Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Plans to Execute 25 Prisoners in 29 Months

100% Left coverage: 3 sources
The executions are set to begin in late August and run through December 2024. The state had suspended capital punishment for several years because of botched executions and a lawsuit over one of the drugs used. The 25 men on death row have all exhausted their appeals, but they were temporarily spared in recent years as Oklahoma stopped administering the death penalty.See the Story
International · Ukraine

MI6 ramps up bid to free captured Britons as two more could face death penalty

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
A TEAM of MI6 officers was last night at the centre of efforts to negotiate the release of British hostages captured in Ukraine.See the Story
Death Penalty · Ukraine

Russia vs Ukraine war: British mercenaries threatened with death penalty

Two Britons suspected of being mercenaries are threatened with the death penalty for interfering in the Russia vs Ukraine war.See the Story
Erdogan

Erdogan slipped that he could reimpose the death penalty

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
The Turkish President put back on the agenda the debate that, in any case, would need to go through ParliamentSee the Story
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Sentenced to Death Calls for Suspension of Execution to Comply with Altruistic Act to Save Lives

Ramiro Gonzales was sentenced to the death penalty with lethal injection, now he seeks to fulfill his wish before being executed. What is it?See the Story
Death Penalty · Italy

The leader of the Chechens: “Lysychansk Taken.” Risk of death penalty for two other Brits

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Kadyrov's announcement, but Kiev denies it. British volunteers captured by pro-RussiansSee the Story

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