It's bad public policy to leap to the conclusion that we do.
The felony murder rule is a perversion of justice—even when used against unsympathetic defendants.
Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William 'Roddie' Bryan Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery
The men were almost never charged, thanks to misconduct from the first prosecutor, who is now under a criminal indictment.
As the trial wraps up, it's important to remember that the first prosecutor on the case, Jackie Johnson, has been indicted for violating her oath of office.
Some are using Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal to argue for harsher laws and punishments. Andrew Coffee IV's case is a study in why that's an awful idea.
Fanta Bility's death has revived an under-the-radar debate about the doctrine of transferred intent.
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Former District Attorney Jackie Johnson may face accountability for her official actions in the Ahmaud Arbery investigation.
Jenna Holm was incapacitated when one cop accidentally killed another. She's now being charged with his death.
Police were finally able to catch the serial killer using DNA genealogy databases—violating many innocent people's constitutional right to privacy.
Charge them for their crimes, not their thoughts.
An annual report on the death penalty shows its use declining everywhere except in the federal government.
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What happens when a decades-long mystery gets solved while you’re explaining it?
In February, two white men shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery, a black 25-year-old.
The reactions to the governor's actions were mixed.
Only 10 jurors sentenced Nathaniel Woods to death for the deaths of three police officers.
Concern for the families appeared on both sides of the debate.
Lamar Johnson, who is serving his 25th year in prison, has been absolved of responsibility for a 1994 murder. A circuit judge says it's too late to give him a new trial.
Supporters of Lance believe the court should have tested DNA before sentencing him to death.
Corrections Officers, Jurors, and the Families of Nick Sutton's Victims Want Him Taken Off Death Row
The Tennessee death row inmate "has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver."
Body camera footage captured Aaron Dean fatally shooting Atatiana Jefferson without announcing that he was a police officer.
Tessa Majors may have been on way to buy illegal pot when she was stabbed to death. But if that's true, it's an argument against prohibition, not for it.
The daughter of the murder victim has accused the state of ignoring her wishes.
A Georgia Death Row Inmate Will Be Executed Tomorrow. New Evidence Says a Different Man Was the Shooter.
A witness and co-defendant is casting doubt on the testimony that sent Ray Cromartie to death row.
Daniel Lewis Lee would be the first death row inmate executed by the federal government in 16 years.
Ray Cromartie was scheduled to die on Wednesday. His supporters hope a question of jurisdiction will lead to DNA testing.
A DNA test might show that he didn't fire the shot that killed a clerk in 1994. But the law says he'd be guilty anyway.
Jury rejects attempt to claim she feared for her life and acted in self-defense.
Forensic experts claim there is no way Larry Swearingen raped and killed Melissa Trotter. The state is still putting him to death.
The felony murder rule allows police to charge someone with a killing if they were an accomplice in a related crime.
The high court ruled that prosecutor Doug Evans violated Flowers' constitutional rights when Evans sought to keep African-Americans off of the jury.
'Some People Might Say That Ricky Fell Through a Crack in the System. This Is Not a Crack. This Is the System.'
Over 23 years ago Missouri’s criminal justice system failed a man charged with murder. This week he’s looking at his last best chance at freedom.
This Man Didn't Kill Anyone. Texas Plans To Execute Him Tonight Anyway. (UPDATE: Supreme Court Blocks Execution)
Texas' law of parties is to blame.
James Fields' defense team reportedly plans to argue self-defense.
No matter how heinous the crime, the state shouldn't be in the business of killing its citizens.
Hundreds may see their sentences overturned or shortened.
Valentino Dixon has been proclaiming his innocence for decades. After a golf magazine brought attention to his case, people started to listen.
A 10-year veteran of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Ortiz is also a "serial murderer" say Texas authorities.
A jury has sentenced Roy Oliver to 15 years in prison.