27, Mar 2015 - Reading, PA Berks DA, RPD officer's widow speak out against death penalty moratorium
Berks County District Attorney John Adams is among Pennsylvania prosecutors who are taking a stand against Gov. Tom Wolf's moratorium on the death penalty. Wolf said in February that the state's death penalty system is error-prone and expensive. He plans to issue reprieves while a legislative panel studies the issue. Adams and many of his colleagues across the state are unhappy with the governor ...
04, Apr 2014 - Adams, PA Man gets time served in 1980 Pa. firebomb killings
GETTYSBURG (AP) — A man who broke three decades of silence and helped authorities bring charges in a central Pennsylvania firebombing and the shooting deaths of two residents has been sentenced to time served after pleading to a lesser charge.
02, Apr 2014 - Adams, PA Pa. mother gets 2 to 6 years for providing weapons
PITTSBURGH—The mother of a western Pennsylvania man serving a life term in a shooting that killed one man and injured two others has been sentenced to two to six years in prison for illegally providing him with the weapon.
01, Apr 2014 - State Supreme Court hears Adams County death-row appeal arguments
PHILADELPHIA >> An Adams County death-row inmate is now at the mercy of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after the court's seven justices heard arguments from defense counsel and prosecutors surrounding a sentence appeal.