Tag Archives: Death Penalty/Executions/Capital Punishment

Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death Penalty In Jeremy Christian In TriMet Stabbings Case

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has filed a motion that effectively takes the death penalty off the table for Jeremy Christian, the man charged with killing two people on-board a Portland MAX train in 2017. Source: Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death Penalty In Jeremy Christian In TriMet Stabbings Case . News | OPB

Prosecutors Will Not Seek the Death Penalty For Portland MAX Stabber Jeremy Christian

On Tuesday, the Multnomah County District Attorney filed a brief that would alter the charges against MAX stabber Jeremy Christian so that the alleged killer would not face the death penalty, Oregon Public Broadcasting first reported. Source: Prosecutors Will Not Seek the Death Penalty For Portland MAX Stabber Jeremy Christian – Willamette Week

Editorial: Legislature could have fixed death penalty bill

Here’s a postscript of sorts to the uproar over Senate Bill 1013, the bill passed by the Legislature this session that dramatically narrowed the use of the death penalty in Oregon. You recall the bill: This is the one that, rather ingeniously, limited the number of crimes that can be punished in Oregon by death. […]
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Editorial: Legislature could have fixed death penalty bill

Here’s a postscript of sorts to the uproar over Senate Bill 1013, the bill passed by the Legislature this session that dramatically narrowed the use of the death penalty in Oregon. Source: Editorial: Legislature could have fixed death penalty bill

Murder charges against suspected child killer reduced due to new law

With the reduction of aggravated murder charges against a Keizer woman accused of killing her 12-year-old son, the effects of a new law narrowing the use of Oregon’s death penalty already are being felt in Marion County. An amended indictment charging Amy Robertson, 41, with the lesser, non-capital offenses of first- and second-degree murder was filed […]
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Our view | Let voters decide on death penalty

Like Kate Brown, who replaced him as Oregon governor, John Kitzhaber wanted to do away with the death penalty in the state. But at least Kitzhaber respected his constituents enough to recognize that this matter ought to be left to voters rather than the legislative or executive branches. Source: Our view | Let voters decide […]
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Other views | Death penalty should be put to voters

A potentially flawed law passed by the 2019 Legislature that limits application of the death penalty took effect Sunday without a fix, potentially allowing already convicted death-row inmates to avoid execution if they are retried or resentenced after appeals. Source: Other views | Death penalty should be put to voters

Death penalty for Jeremy Christian is not an option given Oregon’s new law, defense attorneys tell judge

Jeremy Christian’s lawyers ask the judge to dismiss aggravated murder charges against his client, and note that their client could be charged with the lesser crime of first-degree murder for the MAX train killings. Source: Death penalty for Jeremy Christian is not an option given Oregon’s new law, defense attorneys tell judge

Analysis: Few Pending Cases Meet Oregon’s Higher Bar For Death Penalty

In at least 86% of open cases OPB analyzed, aggravated murder, the only change that carried a potential death sentence, is no longer an option. Source: Analysis: Few Pending Cases Meet Oregon’s Higher Bar For Death Penalty . News | OPB

Other views: Oregon editorial writers weigh on the death penalty, vocational education

Here are excerpts from selected editorials that have appeared recently in other Oregon newspapers: The Medford Mail Tribune, Sept. 25, on death penalty legislation: A potentially flawed law passed by the 2019 Legislature that limits application of the death penalty took effect Sunday without a fix, potentially allowing already convicted death-row inmates to avoid execution […]
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