On March 20, 2009, Cowley County District Judge Jim Pringle imposed a sentence of death on Justin Thurber, following the recommendation of the jury which had earlier convicted him of capital murder in the January 2007 death of Jodi Sanderholm. Pringle also sentenced Thurber to 176 months for … [Read More...]
* A California commission reported that the state is spending $138 million per year on a death penalty system that they described as "broken" and "close to collapse."
* A study in Maryland indicated that the state had spent $37 million for each execution when all the costs of the death penalty … [Read More...]
"Four years before he was executed, we began to correspond with Gregg Braun who killed our daughter, Mary. At first, he was belligerent with us; but later he began to release his bitterness, eventually expressing regret and apologized for killing her. We didn’t find forgiveness just by saying, ‘We … [Read More...]
A poll conducted in January 2007 for the Coalition reveals that while Kansans often say they support the death penalty, they have concerns about its fairness and a large majority wish for a better way to stop murderers. Fifty-seven percent agreed that "the death penalty is too arbitrary because … [Read More...]
In a letter to the editor published in the July 18, 2006, issue of the Newton Kansan, Wilma Loganbill of Hesston told of her feelings on the death of her son and punishment for his killer.
"Murder leaves a multitude of emotions and pain is the worst. A pain so deep, high and wide, no words are … [Read More...]