Bennett took on four high-profile homicide cases and won an equal number of first-degree murder
The first-degree murder
charges were eventually reduced to second-degree murder charges and assault with a deadly weapon.
The disposition of this case has left Smith and other activists grimly aware once again of how difficult it is to obtain a first-degree murder
conviction when a transgender person is killed.
A 17-yearold Montreal Lake teenager has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder
Abu-Jamal, who had no prior criminal record, was convicted of first-degree murder
A 39-year-old detective with the Riverdale Police Department was shot and killed on February 4 while handling a prisoner who was brought to the police department on charges of Home Invasion, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Attempted First-Degree Murder
Finally, accused serial killer Robert Pickton of Vancouver has been charged with more counts of first-degree murder
, bringing the number of charges against him to 16.
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Porter declares a hung jury in the first-degree murder
trial of Jonathan Tolliver, an African American 19-year-old and alleged gang member charged with murdering Chicago Police Officer Michael Ceriale in 1998.
The charge of first-degree murder
was allegedly laid by Thomas Reilly to boost his campaign for election as the Attorney-General of Massachusetts .
All "good time" reductions for those convicted of first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and first-degree murder
will be eliminated.
Arizona authorities charged Elmer with first-degree murder
According to PPIC's release, "Asked about the penalty for first-degree murder
, 50 percent of likely voters say life imprisonment with absolutely no possibility of parole should be the penalty, while 42 percent say it should be death.
Moore, D-Uxbridge, recently joined a coalition of legislators in filing legislation requiring juveniles convicted of first-degree murder
to serve a minimum of 35 years before becoming eligible for parole.
Ryan Hoyt, then 21, of West Hills, the triggerman, was convicted of first-degree murder
and sentenced to death.
Police have charged Antoine Jacobs, 22, with first-degree murder
in the death of Evangelista, and Antwan Lewis, 22, with murder in the death of Spaulding.