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Lawyers fight death penalty for synagogue shooting suspect

Lawyers for the suspect in the synagogue shooting that killed 11 people in Pittsburgh are challenging the potential death penalty as unconstitutional.

By The Associated Press

Prosecutors drop death penalty for man convicted in 3 deaths in Bucks County

A man convicted in the slayings of three young men found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm was sentenced to life in prison after authorities dropped their pursuit of the death penalty.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania high court passes on death penalty review

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined a special petition to review the constitutionality of the death penalty but says it will still consider the fairness of individual cases.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Updated: September 11, 2019 | 4:38 pm

Pennsylvania high court asked to throw out death penalty

Only three people have been executed in Pennsylvania since capital punishment was reinstated in 1978, the last of them in 1999. Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf put a moratorium on executions when he took office in 2015.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press