Death Row

Clemency for Ronald Smith? New Governor Should Say Yes

Ronald F. Waterman | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada
Ronald F. Waterman

Montana's new Governor will decide whether to grant clemency to Canadian death-row inmate Ronald Smith. Since their convictions, both of Smith's co-defendants have either served their sentences or have been granted parole, leaving the inequity of the death sentence in the case looming large.

Alberta Death Row Inmate's Lawyer Pens Novel

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - It wasn't much of a stretch for death row lawyer Don Vernay to put himself into the mind of a killer.Vernay, 69, has spent more than two dec...

The Death Penalty? Canada Can Do Better Than That

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

As jurors in the Tori Stafford decide fate of accused child killer Michael Rafferty, the gruesome details of the case have renewed calls to bring back the death penalty in such brutal murders.