MASSACHUSETTS - SOME NOTES ON DEATH ROW AND THE DEATH PENALTY STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON PERSONS WHO WERE SENTENCED TO DIE IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR FROM
Tiffany Moss gets death penalty, execution scheduled for June
There currently is no state death penalty in Massachusetts, life without the possibilty of parole being the only punishment for first-degree murder.
Public opinion polls reveal that Massachusetts citizens generally support the death penalty. However, Massachusetts has not executed anyone since After close to 50 years of use, the state finally put the electric chair to rest along with the death penalty. The State of Massachusetts' final use of capital.
In the s the focus shifted to the courts, and eventually, in , the Supreme Judicial Court abolished the death penalty on the grounds that it violated. Massachusetts executed its first person in , but has not executed anybody since In , a ruling by Supreme Court of United States halted death. Section Aggravating and mitigating circumstances in death penalty cases (1) the defendant has no significant history of prior criminal convictions;. (2).