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It wasn't just that Joshua Lee Burgess killed his daughter Zaria, but it was also how he killed the 15-year-old that drew attention to the case.

People argue that she only cares about life "in the womb."

A jury decided Franklin's fate on Monday, capping the end of a thirty-year case.

Updated: February 3, 2016, 8:25 AM ET Brandon Astor Jones, convicted of murder in the death of a convenience store manager in 1979, died by lethal injection at 12:46 AM ET Wednesday at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, according to Reuters. The Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement that he accepted […]

The court argued the Kansas case in October 2015 and came to an 8 to 1 decision on Wednesday. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented the Supreme Court's decision, only to note the case shouldn't have been heard in the first place.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Florida death row inmate’s sentencing was unconstitutional. Timothy Lee Hurst, who was convicted of a gruesome 1998 murder, found his sentence overturned after the high court discovered that a judge handed down the fatal ruling instead of a jury. CNN reports: The 8-1 ruling came in […]

South Carolina will seek the death penalty for suspected Mother Emanuel AME church shooter Dylann Roof. The federal case against him also carries a possible death sentence.