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  •  - Puerto Rican Edison Burgos Montes, leaves a courthouse under heavy guard in San Juan

    Puerto Rican Edison Burgos Montes, leaves a courthouse under heavy guard in San Juan

    Posted: 9/27/2012 6:10:47 PM EST
    Puerto Rican Edison Burgos Montes (2nd R), leaves a courthouse under heavy guard after the jury took a recess in their deliberations over whether to give Burgos the death penalty for the murder of his girlfriend, Madelyn Semidey Morales, an informant of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, according to court sources in San Juan September 25, 2012. REUTERS/Nahuel Adria
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              In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 courtroom sketch, Ronell Wilson appears before a judge in federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  Wilson, convicted in the notorious executio

    In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 courtroom sketch, Ronell Wilson appears before a judge in federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Wilson, convicted in the notorious executio

    Posted: 9/1/2012 2:48:22 PM EST
    In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 courtroom sketch, Ronell Wilson appears before a judge in federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Wilson, convicted in the notorious execution-style slaying of two New York City police officers in 2003 is still in legal limbo. He had been convicted and put on death row, but an appeals court threw out the death sentence in 2010. Wilson has been thrown into solitary confinement while he awaits resentencing in the death penalty case. Wilson's lawyers say he's been a model prisoner and are demanding to know why he's been segregated at a Brooklyn lockup. (AP Photo/Jane Rosenberg)
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              FILE - In this  July 30, 2003  file photo, Ronell Wilson is escorted past a corrections officer after appearing in court in the Staten Island borough of New York, where he faced charges

    FILE - In this July 30, 2003 file photo, Ronell Wilson is escorted past a corrections officer after appearing in court in the Staten Island borough of New York, where he faced charges

    Posted: 9/1/2012 2:48:22 PM EST
    FILE - In this July 30, 2003 file photo, Ronell Wilson is escorted past a corrections officer after appearing in court in the Staten Island borough of New York, where he faced charges of shooting two undercover police officers during a buy-and-bust operation, in New York. Convicted in the cold-blooded killings of the officers, Wilson has been thrown into solitary confinement while he awaits resentencing in the death penalty case. Wilson's lawyers say he's been a model prisoner and are demanding to know why he's been segregated at a Brooklyn lockup. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)
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              Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden  at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 201

    Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 201

    Posted: 8/30/2012 2:08:41 PM EST
    Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga. District Attorney Tom Durden announced in court that he will seek the death penalty for Peden, Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, and Pvt. Christopher Salmon. The three Fort Stewart soldiers are accused of malice murder, felony murder and criminal gang activity in the Dec. 4 slayings of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York. The two were found shot to death off a dirt road near the Army post. Prosecutors say the accused men were part of a militia operating within the U.S. Army that was stockpiling weapons and wanted to overthrow the federal government. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
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              Defendant Pvt. Christopher Salmon walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga. District Attorney Tom Dur

    Defendant Pvt. Christopher Salmon walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga. District Attorney Tom Dur

    Posted: 8/30/2012 2:08:41 PM EST
    Defendant Pvt. Christopher Salmon walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga. District Attorney Tom Durden announced in court that he will seek the death penalty for Salmon, Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, and Sgt. Anthony Peden. The three Fort Stewart soldiers are accused of malice murder, felony murder and criminal gang activity in the Dec. 4 slayings of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York. The two were found shot to death off a dirt road near the Army post. Prosecutors say the accused men were part of a militia operating within the U.S. Army that was stockpiling weapons and wanted to overthrow the federal government. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
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              Defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga.  District Attorney Tom Durden

    Defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga. District Attorney Tom Durden

    Posted: 8/30/2012 2:08:41 PM EST
    Defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga. District Attorney Tom Durden announced in court that he will seek the death penalty for Peden, Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, and Pvt. Christopher Salmon. The three Fort Stewart soldiers are accused of malice murder, felony murder and criminal gang activity in the Dec. 4 slayings of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York. The two were found shot to death off a dirt road near the Army post. Prosecutors say the accused men were part of a militia operating within the U.S. Army that was stockpiling weapons and wanted to overthrow the federal government. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
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              Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012

    Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012

    Posted: 8/30/2012 2:08:41 PM EST
    Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga. District Attorney Tom Durden announced in court that he will seek the death penalty for Peden, Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, and Pvt. Christopher Salmon. The three Fort Stewart soldiers are accused of malice murder, felony murder and criminal gang activity in the Dec. 4 slayings of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York. The two were found shot to death off a dirt road near the Army post. Prosecutors say the accused men were part of a militia operating within the U.S. Army that was stockpiling weapons and wanted to overthrow the federal government. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
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              Defendant Isaac Aguigui walks into the courtroom during a preliminary  hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga.  District Attorney Tom Durden anno

    Defendant Isaac Aguigui walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga. District Attorney Tom Durden anno

    Posted: 8/30/2012 2:08:41 PM EST
    Defendant Isaac Aguigui walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga. District Attorney Tom Durden announced in court that he will seek the death penalty for Aguigui, Sgt. Anthony Peden and Pvt. Christopher Salmon. The three Fort Stewart soldiers are accused of malice murder, felony murder and criminal gang activity in the Dec. 4 slayings of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York. The two were found shot to death off a dirt road near the Army post. Prosecutors say the accused men were part of a militia operating within the U.S. Army that was stockpiling weapons and wanted to overthrow the federal government. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
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              Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012

    Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012

    Posted: 8/30/2012 2:08:41 PM EST
    Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga. District Attorney Tom Durden announced in court that he will seek the death penalty for Peden, Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, and Pvt. Christopher Salmon. The three Fort Stewart soldiers are accused of malice murder, felony murder and criminal gang activity in the Dec. 4 slayings of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York. The two were found shot to death off a dirt road near the Army post. Prosecutors say the accused men were part of a militia operating within the U.S. Army that was stockpiling weapons and wanted to overthrow the federal government. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
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              Police officers arrive at the Hefei City Intermediate People's Court before the verdict trial of Gu Kailai, wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is held Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in

    Police officers arrive at the Hefei City Intermediate People's Court before the verdict trial of Gu Kailai, wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is held Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in

    Posted: 8/20/2012 10:18:23 AM EST
    Police officers arrive at the Hefei City Intermediate People's Court before the verdict trial of Gu Kailai, wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is held Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in Hefei, Anhui Province, China. Gu, the fallen Chinese politician's wife who confessed to killing a British businessman is due to hear the verdict Monday in her murder trial, and Communist Party leaders may have decided against a death penalty for fear it could incite public sympathy for her. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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              CORRECTS THE TITLE OF HE - He Zhengsheng, the family lawyer of British businessman Neil Heywood, speaks to the media upon arrival at the Hefei City Intermediate People's Court for the v

    CORRECTS THE TITLE OF HE - He Zhengsheng, the family lawyer of British businessman Neil Heywood, speaks to the media upon arrival at the Hefei City Intermediate People's Court for the v

    Posted: 8/19/2012 10:23:43 PM EST
    CORRECTS THE TITLE OF HE - He Zhengsheng, the family lawyer of British businessman Neil Heywood, speaks to the media upon arrival at the Hefei City Intermediate People's Court for the verdict trial of Gu Kailai, wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in Hefei, Anhui Province, China. The fallen Chinese politician's wife who confessed to killing Heywood is due to hear the verdict Monday in her murder trial, and Communist Party leaders may have decided against a death penalty for fear it could incite public sympathy for her. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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              FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012 file video image taken from CCTV, Gu Kailai, center, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, stands during her trial in the Hefei Intermediate People's Co

    FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012 file video image taken from CCTV, Gu Kailai, center, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, stands during her trial in the Hefei Intermediate People's Co

    Posted: 8/19/2012 10:23:43 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012 file video image taken from CCTV, Gu Kailai, center, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, stands during her trial in the Hefei Intermediate People's Court in Hefei in eastern China's Anhui province. The fallen Chinese politician’s wife who confessed to killing a British businessman is due to hear the verdict Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in her murder trial and Communist Party leaders might have decided against a death penalty for fear it could incite public sympathy for her. (AP Photo/CCTV via APTN, File) CHINA OUT, TV OUT
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              FILE - In this April 18, 2012, file photo, convicted killer Gary Haugen appears in Marion County Circuit Court, in Salem, Ore. An Oregon judge ruled Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 that the death-

    FILE - In this April 18, 2012, file photo, convicted killer Gary Haugen appears in Marion County Circuit Court, in Salem, Ore. An Oregon judge ruled Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 that the death-

    Posted: 8/3/2012 7:13:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 18, 2012, file photo, convicted killer Gary Haugen appears in Marion County Circuit Court, in Salem, Ore. An Oregon judge ruled Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 that the death-row inmate can reject a reprieve from the death penalty issued by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. (AP Photo/Statesman-Journal, Timothy J. Gonzalez, File)
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              FILE - In an April 29, 2005, file photo Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to media gathered at the Statehouse in Boston and addresses issues, such as the resurrection of the death p

    FILE - In an April 29, 2005, file photo Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to media gathered at the Statehouse in Boston and addresses issues, such as the resurrection of the death p

    Posted: 7/16/2012 1:28:27 PM EST
    FILE - In an April 29, 2005, file photo Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to media gathered at the Statehouse in Boston and addresses issues, such as the resurrection of the death penalty in the state. Romney pushed to create what he called the "gold standard" for the death penalty, a bill that ultimately failed. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)
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              FILE - In this July 3, 2011 file photo, defense attorney Jose Baez points in the direction of the prosecution table during his closing arguments in the Casey Anthony murder trial in Orl

    FILE - In this July 3, 2011 file photo, defense attorney Jose Baez points in the direction of the prosecution table during his closing arguments in the Casey Anthony murder trial in Orl

    Posted: 7/5/2012 4:18:20 PM EST
    FILE - In this July 3, 2011 file photo, defense attorney Jose Baez points in the direction of the prosecution table during his closing arguments in the Casey Anthony murder trial in Orlando, Fla.. Baez says he originally considered Anthony pleading guilty to a lesser charge to avoid the death penalty if convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. In his just-released book "Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story," Baez wrote that prosecutors offered the Orlando mother a plea deal in 2008. He told The Associated Press this week that Anthony "would not entertain it for a second." Anthony was acquitted last summer of all charges except for four misdemeanors of lying to investigators.(AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool)
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              FILE - In a Jan. 7, 2008, file photo Attorney Donald Verrilli talks to media outside the Supreme Court after arguing against the use of a three drug cocktail for lethal injections in de

    FILE - In a Jan. 7, 2008, file photo Attorney Donald Verrilli talks to media outside the Supreme Court after arguing against the use of a three drug cocktail for lethal injections in de

    Posted: 6/29/2012 9:58:34 AM EST
    FILE - In a Jan. 7, 2008, file photo Attorney Donald Verrilli talks to media outside the Supreme Court after arguing against the use of a three drug cocktail for lethal injections in death penalty executions. Now Obama's top Supreme Court lawyer, Solicitor General Verilli was maligned for his performance in both the health care and Arizona immigration cases. Turns out, he largely prevailed in both cases, in which he also was in charge of producing the administration's written legal briefs. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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              FILE - In this Nov. 8, 1989 file photo, Panamanian military strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega talks to reporters in Panama City. Prominent cases of asylum seekers taking shelter in

    FILE - In this Nov. 8, 1989 file photo, Panamanian military strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega talks to reporters in Panama City. Prominent cases of asylum seekers taking shelter in

    Posted: 6/20/2012 11:08:26 AM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 8, 1989 file photo, Panamanian military strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega talks to reporters in Panama City. Prominent cases of asylum seekers taking shelter in embassies include Manuel Noriega, military governor of Panama, who sought refuge at the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's embassy, after being overthrown by a U.S. invasion. Noriega surrendered 10 days later after being assured he would not face the death penalty in the United States. (AP Photo/File)
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    Posted: 6/19/2012 9:30:48 AM EST
    FILE - The 2007 file photo provided by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) shows Nidal Malik Hasan when he undertook the Disaster and Military Psychiatry Fellowship program. Hasan is charged in the fatal 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood which killed 13 people and injured more that 30 others. He faces the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, File)
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    Posted: 6/18/2012 6:05:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011, file photo Eric Robert appears during a hearing in Sioux Falls, S.D. Robert pleaded guilty to killing Ron Johnson during a botched prison escape at the South Dakota State Penitentiary and asked to be put to death. A judge determined in October that the crime merited the death sentence, and Robert was scheduled for execution the week of May 13 but the state Supreme Court postponed the date in February to allow more time for a mandatory review to make sure the death penalty was proper, even though Robert hadn't appealed the conviction or sentence. The review could take up to two years. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Emily Spartz, File)
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    Posted: 6/15/2012 8:25:46 PM EST
    Cuyahoga County Judge Stuart Friedman reads his ruling on a death penalty case in Cleveland, Friday, June 15, 2012. Friedman ruled that condemned murderer Abdul Awkal is not mentally competent to be executed for the death of his estranged wife and brother-in-law in 1992. The decision comes just a week after Ohio Gov. John Kasich ordered a last-minute reprieve hours before Awkal was set to die. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)