Ronald Smith Death Row

Fate Of Canadian On Death Row Once Again Up In The Air

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A ruling by a Montana judge is a step closer on whether the state can take a shortcut in its attempt to get approval to change the way it ca...

A Glimmer Of Hope For Albertan On Death Row

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

HELENA, Mont. - A Montana judge is being asked for a summary decision on a request by the state that seeks approval to bypass the legislature over th...

More Bad News For Canadian On Death Row

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A proposal to abolish Montana's death penalty has failed again, a blow for Canadian Ronald Smith, a convicted murderer who has been on death...

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...

Parole Board Too Tough On Criminals?

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Montana parole board that recommended against clemency for death-row Canadian Ronald Smith may be examined for being too tough on crimin...

Clemency For Albertan On Death Row?

CBC | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

An Albertan on death row in Montana is hoping to be granted clemency this weekend. Ronald Smith, 55, was sentenced to die for killing Harv...

Baird Pleads With Americans Not To Execute Canadian

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - The Canadian government has sent a letter to Montana's governor requesting that he spare the life of death row inmate Ronald Smith.The Dec. ...

State's Execution Protocol To Be Put On Trial; Canadian On Death Row

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada

CALGARY - A Montana judge has scheduled a trial for next summer as the state attempts to bypass a requirement that it needs to get approval from its l...

Ray Of Hope For Canadian On Death Row?

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - A complex legislative process and a lack of political will could derail any plans to change the way Montana carries out its executions, but ...

Ronald Smith May Get His Wish To Live..For A While, Anyway

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A Canadian who is fighting for his life on Montana's death row scored a minor legal victory Thursday after a judge declared the state's meth...

Canadian On Death Row Gets News From The Governor

CP | Matt Gouras, The Associated Press | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada

HELENA, Mont. - Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Friday told the family of a Canadian on death row that he is undecided on the inmate's request for ex...

One Step Closer To Execution For Ronald Smith

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Family members of a Canadian on death row in Montana are devastated that the state's board of pardons and parole is recommending that Ronald...

Last Chance For Canadian On Death Row

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

DEER LODGE, Mont. - A Canadian on death row in Montana for killing two men said he is "horrendously sorry" Wednesday, but the passage of time appeared...

Canadian On Death Row Expected To Plead For His Life

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The lone Canadian on death row in the United States is expected to make a plea for his life at his clemency hearing in Montana this week.Ron...

Why Only Canadian On Death Row Is Mad At Ottawa

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

DEER LODGE, Mont. - With the clock ticking down toward a decision on whether he lives or dies, the only Canadian on death row in the United States is ...

Daughter Of One Of Ronald Smith's Victims Doesn't Want Canadian Executed

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

BROWNING, Mont. - The daughter of one of the men killed by the only Canadian on death row in the United States says she doesn't want her father's kill...

'Gun Packin,' Meat-Eatin' Governor To Decide Fate Of Death-Row Canadian

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A life-long rancher and businessman with a reputation as a rebel in an ultra-conservative American state will probably be the one to decide ...