UPDATED: Nobody in North Carolina Was Sentenced to Death in 2017
Jeffrey C. Billman
December 14, 2017 at 11:27AM
For the third time since 2012, no jury in North Carolina sentenced a convicted murderer to die in 2017, according to the Center for Death Penalty Litigation. There were four cases, in fact, in which prosecutors sought capital punishment, and jurors rejected them all. As the CDPL notes in a statement: “Only a single person has been sent to N.C. death row in the past three and a half years, and most of the state’s district attorneys are no longer seeking the death penalty.