Tag Archives: death penalty

Fort Hood shooter receives death sentence

Maj. Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for his 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood after mounting barely any defense while representing himself. Some posit that Hasan seeks to be a martyr, which is why he represented himself and did not call witness, give a testimony, or make any statements other than taking responsibility for … Read More

Many death row inmates oppose bid to halt executions (Sam Spital)

Commentary by Sam Spital, San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney: “Published today, November 2, 2012, in the Los Angeles Times, the writer addressed next week’s election in which if passed, Proposition 34 would replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole. While it might seem unusual that opponents of Prop 34 that would abolish capital … Read More