Delaware Capital Cases Halted In Light Of High Court’s Florida Ruling

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All pending capital murder trials and executions in Delaware have been halted until the state supreme court determines the constitutionality of the state's death penalty law, reports the Wilmington News Journal. The stay, issued by President Judge Jan Jurden on Monday, is expected to affect at least four death penalty cases that were scheduled to go to trial in the next 120 days. No executions had been scheduled for the coming months. The stay will give the Delaware Supreme Court time to consider five questions that have arisen in light of a U.S. Supreme court decision striking . . .

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