Sunday, September 30, 2007

Few Death Sentences Given In Luzerne County

There's an interesting article in Sunday's Citizens Voice that highlights just how difficult it's been to get a jury to sentence someone to death.

Though the CV story does not reference Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes directly, it's still a good read since the DA will have to make the decision by this Thursday ... whether they plan to seek the death penalty for the two accused of murdering Bryan Kocis... or not.

"Only five convicted murderers in Luzerne County were sentenced to death since 1975. Two of the five sentences were reversed.

No jury has imposed the death penalty during District Attorney David Lupas' eight years in office."