death penalty

Back in February of 2020 4 masked gunman at 4 a.m. entered The Hollywood Hills home of rapper Pop Smoke after an alleged gathering, celebrating his mix tape hitting #7 on the Billboard 200 chart, in an attempt to rob the 20 year old Brooklyn, New York native, when 2 of the started shooting when […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – The jury in the high-profile murder case of a couple who owned a car dealership in Cleveland recommended the death sentence for Joseph McAlpin. The jury began deliberating in the death penalty phase of the Joseph McAlpin trial around 11 a.m. Thursday and reached a verdict approximately 30 minutes later. It […]

Marcellus Williams, a Missouri man convicted of murder, will not be executed tonight (Aug 22) after Gov. Eric Greitens issued a stay of execution and appointed a board to review newly-surfaced DNA evidence in the case. “A sentence of death is the ultimate, permanent punishment,” Greitens said in a statement. “To carry out the death penalty, the people […]

The Justice Department on Tuesday announced federal prosecutors would seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the suspect in the Charleston, South Carolina church attack that left nine parishioners dead last summer. Roof, a self-proclaimed White supremacist, is accused of fatally shooting the victims at the historically Black Emanuel AME Church. The racially motivated attack […]

A Texas death row inmate has battled to get an appeal of his sentence over an expert witness who said Black people are dangerous. His problem is that his own lawyer retained the expert.

Dylann Roof has been charged with 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges for the shooting. The case is expected to go to trial July 11.

President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, but Monday they will come face-to-face to lay lingering issues between their countries on the…

Pope Francis tackled issues of racial and social injustice, and abolishment of the death penalty, among other things.


On Friday, Anthony Ray Hinton walked out of prison a free man after spending 30 years on death row for a crime he did not…

  James Herard, 25, was convicted by a Fort Lauderdale jury in May of murdering two people. The jury recommended a death sentence. Well, during a sentencing hearing…

A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional. California put a moratorium on the death penalty in 2006 and…

Roland Martin talks with Senator John Horn about the case of Mississippi death row inmate Willie Manning.