Death penalty sought in fire that killed 2 women, child

By The Seattle Times
2018.02.13. 21:22
15

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty if a man is convicted of first-degree murder in a Pittsburgh fire that killed two women and a 4-year-old child last year. Forty-one-year-old Martell Smith is charged with homicide and arson in the deaths of 58-year-old Sandra Douglas, 21-year-old Shamira Staten and her daughter Chy’enne […]...



The Seattle Times - Death penalty sought in fire that killed 2 women, child
Related news
  • Older News
  • Two labourers were charred to death in a fire at a waste cloth sorting unit at Suvarna Layout in Chandra Layout police limits on Monday. A neighbour who saw the bla...
    Three sentenced to life in jail over drug dealer murder
    Vasan wants CBI inquiry into deaths in Andhra Pradesh

    State prosecutors say they're no longer seeking the death penalty for a man charged with killing an 8-year-old girl in Bullhead City in 2014....
    SA mum cried 'crocodile tears' over murder
    Search for Queensland teenage girl last seen two DAYS ago

    The Republican leader of the Utah House of Representatives is backing an effort to repeal the death penalty three years after lawmakers voted to reinstate a firing squad as a backup method for executions....
    Court OKs Move to Drop Death Penalty in Ariz Girl's Murder
    Will Utah legislators abolish the death penalty in 2018? These conservative lawmakers think so.

    Convicted child rapist and murderer Donald Smith, 62, returned to a Florida courtroom on Tuesday for the death penalty phase, which included an emotional testimony by his previous victim....
    Dom Smith: Weight loss will equal more home runs
    Woman to Jury: I'd 'Never Forget' Attempted Kidnapper's Face

    Arizona court officials say a man has been found guilty in the killing of two teens in a case that could carry the death penalty....
    Should teens join Weight Watchers?
    Bovine Tuberculosis Found On 2nd Southwestern Michigan Farm

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Republican Speaker of the House is backing an effort to repeal the death penalty in the state three years after lawmakers voted to reinstate the use of the firing squad as a backup execution method. House Speaker Greg Hughes and Republican Rep. Gage Froerer say it will be an […]...
    Effort to Repeal Tuition Help for Undocumented Students Ends
    Lawmakers, Animal Activists Seek Anti-abuse Legislation

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers is being held without bail as the potential death penalty case......
    Seattle police release video of deadly shooting of suspected car prowler
    Bedford Police Seek Suspect Who Stabbed Another Man

    Investigators say they can't be certain what caused a fire in downtown Missouri Valley that killed two people....
    Man Shot, Killed in Vegas Driveway
    Investigators Blame Smoking Materials for Fatal Fire

    Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others....
    Fla rep's aide fired for calling Parkland survivors actors
    Fla rep's aide fired for calling shooting survivors actors

    WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others. The Feb. 20, 2003, fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White set fire to flammable foam installed as soundproofing. […]...
    Minn. Fire Captain And 6-Year-Old’s 14-Year Friendship Comes Full Circle
    College basketball roundup: No. 18 Rhode Island fights off La Salle for share of the Atlantic 10 title

    Women are still hit by the motherhood penalty at work, with lower wages and stalled careers. If men had equal paternity rights this would change“Pregnancy discrimination” is a deceptive term; while most people would agree that discriminatory practices in recruitment are A Bad Thing, the pregnancy variety sounds like a discrete, time-limited phenomenon. Morally indefensible, yes; against the law, certainly; but no longer problematic once the baby has been born. So it’s worth reminding ourselves of the lifelong consequences that result from the intersection of motherhood with employment. Three-quarters of...
    Olympics-Alpine skiing-Goggia holds lead in women's...
    Work stress is probably ruining your sleep

    The women of The Real Housewives of New York are used to stirring the pot with their silly shenanigans, but they encountered some serious real-life drama when the boat they chartered on a recent Colombian getaway caught fire and started to sink! Page Six reported the reality show’s cast was in for some rough-sea adventure Read More...
    Four RHONY stars could sue Bravo after dangerous cruise
    ‘RHONY’ stars want to sue Bravo after cruise from hell

    South Korea defended its women’s Olympic short-track 3,000-meter relay title on Tuesday, overtaking China with two laps to go in the penalty-filled final.The team of ......
    Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 12: More pots of gold
    Olympics-Alpine skiing-'Samurai' Goggia denies Vonn to...

    ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams weighs in on the possibility of Nikolas Cruz pleading guilty if the prosecution takes the death penalty off the table....
    Volunteers Make Pillows For Florida Students To Help Cope With Shooting
    Many South Florida Schools Opting For Walk Outs In Wake Of School Shooting

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani prosecutor says the serial child killer who was given the death sentence last week for killing eight children in eastern......
    Psychopathic triple killer who seduced nun dies in prison
    Swedish racist 'laser man' faces Germany murder verdict

    A Pakistani prosecutor says the serial child killer who was given the death sentence last week for killing eight children in eastern Punjab province has filed an appeal against his conviction and sentence....
    Psychopathic triple killer who seduced nun dies in prison
    Swedish racist 'laser man' faces Germany murder verdict

    Facebook has come under fire in Turkey for not removing a video broadcast by a 26-year-old man showing the scene shortly after he killed three people....
    Woman Caught On Video Allegedly Stealing From Restaurant Tip Jar
    Cosy fire at home as bad for health as building site