Barney Fuller Jr. pleaded guilty to slaying a neighbor couple during a shooting rampage in May 2003
A lawyer for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales says the veteran of four combat tours will plead guilty in the deaths of 16 civilians to avoid the death penalty.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two men charged with first-degree murder and hate crimes in the shooting deaths of three people in Tulsa last year pleaded guilty Monday and were sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on a shooting rampage that left six people dead and wounded his intended target, then-Congresswoman Gabriele Giffords, and 12 others. The plea spares him the death penalty.
The country writ large has seen a slowdown in executions. In Texas, a leader in executions, Fuller could become the first person put to death in more than five months.