Sessions Gives Death Penalty Directive for Gross/Denaldi Murder Suspect John Pearl Smith

Sessions Gives Death Penalty Directive for Gross/Denaldi Murder Suspect John Pearl Smith

Following the decision and directive by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against 32-year-old John Pearl Smith II of Palmer for the murders of Ben Gross and Crystal Denardi. According to the press release issued […]

Palmer Man Faces Possible Federal Death Sentence if Convicted of Gross/Denardi Murders

Palmer Man Faces Possible Federal Death Sentence if Convicted of Gross/Denardi Murders

A Palmer man, indicted on Thursday by a Federal Grand Jury faces life in prison or the Federal death penalty if convicted for the murders of Wasilla residents Ben Gross and Crystal Denardi in early June of last year, acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today. According to the indictment handed down, 30-year-old John Pearl […]

Aurora Theater Shooter Escapes Death Penalty

Aurora Theater Shooter Escapes Death Penalty

After seven hours of jury deliberation, Aurora Theater Killer, James Holmes,  escaped the death penalty and instead received life without parole, it was announced moments ago. He avoided the death penalty because every jury member must agree on the death penalty in order to apply it. The jury could not come to a unanimous decision. […]

Dylann Roof Indicted on Federal Hate Crime Charges

Dylann Roof Indicted on Federal Hate Crime Charges

U.S. Law Enforcement sources state that South Carolina mass shooter, Dylann Roof will face Federal Hate Crime charges for  the killing of nine church-goers ar a bible study/prayer meeting in Charleston last month. He was indicted by a federal grand jury the Justice Department reports. 21-year-old Roof entered the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on […]