NEWS: July 19The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and death sentences in the case of Nikko Jenkins, who was convicted of four murders committed in Omaha in August 2013. The court rejected the challenge that Jenkins—who has attempted suicide on multiple occasions—should not be subject to the death penalty because of mental illness.


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Pictured, from left to right: Witness to Innocence board mem­ber and for­mer DPIC Executive Director, Richard Dieter; Catholic Mobilizing Network Executive Director, Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy; European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore; DPIC Executive Director, Robert Dunham; American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project Director & Chief Counsel, Emily Olsen-Gault; and Reprieve Staff Attorney Mark Maher

Pictured, from left to right: Witness to Innocence board member and former DPIC Executive Director, Richard Dieter; Catholic Mobilizing Network Executive Director, Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy; European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore; DPIC Executive Director, Robert Dunham; American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project Director & Chief Counsel, Emily Olsen-Gault; and Reprieve Staff Attorney Mark Maher

On July 15, DPIC Executive Director Robert Dunham was among five death-penalty experts to meet with EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore in a roundtable discussion of the death penalty in the United States. Also participating in the meeting at the Washington, D.C. offices of the European Union delegation to the United States were Richard Dieter, representing Witness to Innocence; Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, the Catholic Mobilizing Network; Emily Olsen-Gault, the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project; and Mark Maher, Reprieve.