death penalty http://wfpl.org en Sen. Gerald Neal Files Bill to Replace Kentucky Death Penalty http://wfpl.org/post/sen-gerald-neal-files-bill-replace-kentucky-death-penalty <p>State Sen. Gerald Neal plans to file a bill that would replace the death penalty in Kentucky with a sentence of life without parole.</p><p>For years, Neal has filed a bill to outlaw the death penalty.</p><p>But he says a combination of factors—ranging from reticence by party leaders who support it but don’t want to appear soft on crime, to those who believe in the death penalty as a means of justice—have prevented the bill from getting traction.</p><p>Neal says he continues filing the measure to keep the issue front and center.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:55:34 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7767 at http://wfpl.org Sen. Gerald Neal Files Bill to Replace Kentucky Death Penalty U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Kentucky Death Sentence Case http://wfpl.org/post/us-supreme-court-hear-kentucky-death-sentence-case <p>The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a death row inmate condemned for the kidnapping and killing of a high school honor student in western Kentucky. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The high court on Thursday granted a Kentucky prosecutor's appeal seeking to reinstate the death sentence of 39-year-old Robert Keith </span>Woodall<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. A jury sentenced </span>Woodall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to die for the 1997 murder of 16-year-old Sarah Hansen.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:35:55 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 5933 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Kentucky Death Sentence Case