Tag Archives: death penalty

Local News
May 30, 2018

Sports betting case cited in effort to void death penalty

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

Attorneys for accused killer Donald Fell are again asking a judge to declare the death penalty unconstitutional, this time citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding sports gambling.

Fell’s lawyers, in their filing seeking to overturn the federal…

News Briefs
August 10, 2017

Rutland region report 8/9

By Lani Duke

Biz bits

The Palms Restaurant, 36 Strongs Ave., has formally changed its name to The Palms Restaurant- Downtown Rutland, to further differentiate from its younger sister restaurant, The Palms at Prospect Bay on Lake Bomoseen.

The Rutland County Habitat for Humanity gained…

Judge in upcoming Fell trial lets death penalty stand
News Briefs
December 14, 2016

Judge in upcoming Fell trial lets death penalty stand

By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — In a highly anticipated ruling, U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford has denied a motion by Donald Fell’s defense seeking to declare the Federal Death Penalty Act unconstitutional as cruel and unusual punishment. The 57-page decision issued Tuesday, Dec. 13,…

Local News
July 15, 2016

Rutland hearings begin death penalty review

By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — Two weeks of hearings on the constitutionality of the death penalty opened Monday, July 11, in U.S. District Court in a case that has the potential to lead to the first-ever U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the legality of…