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Seeking death sentences here

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2014

~~<p>Hawaii outlawed capital punishment in 1957, but federal prosecutors can recommend seeking the death penalty for cases here that fall under the U.S. District Court jurisdiction. The U.S. attorney general must authorize it and has done so for two trials.</p>
<p>But it's been contemplated in several other cases. Here's where the death penalty has been contemplated.</p>
~~

Hawaii outlawed capital punishment in 1957, but federal prosecutors can recommend seeking the death penalty for cases here that fall under the U.S. District Court jurisdiction. The U.S. attorney general must authorize it and has done so for two trials.

But it's been contemplated in several other cases. Here's where the death penalty has been contemplated. Login for more...



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