capital crimes

El Paso shooting: Prosecutor plans to pursue death penalty

The man accused of opening fire in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart, killing 22 people and wounding several others, has been indicted on a capital murder charge, the El Paso County District Attorney's Office said following the grand jury's Thursday decision.

Justice considering push to make mass shootings a capital crime

A new federal law specifically making mass shootings a capital crime is among the proposals being studied as Justice Department officials seek to follow President Donald Trump's order to come up with legislative fixes to tackle the spate of active shooting incidents.

Police officer shot dead in Alabama

The man suspected in the killing of an Auburn, Alabama, police officer late Sunday has been captured and will be charged with capital murder.