Entries tagged with “Travis Bredhold

Policy Issues

Juveniles

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Sep 26, 2019

Kentucky Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Raising Death-Penalty Eligibility Age

The Kentucky Supreme Court has heard oral argu­ment and will soon decide whether sub­ject­ing youth­ful offend­ers under age 21 to the death penal­ty vio­lates the con­sti­tu­tion­al pro­hi­bi­tion against cru­el and unusu­al pun­ish­ment. On September 19, 2019, the Court heard argu­ment in the government’s appeals of two cap­i­tal cas­es in which a tri­al judge barred coun­ty pros­e­cu­tors from seek­ing the death penal­ty because the defen­dants charged with the mur­ders were younger than age 21 when the killings took place.

Policy Issues

Juveniles

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Aug 07, 2017

Kentucky Trial Judge Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional For Offenders Younger Than Age 21

A Kentucky tri­al court has declared the death penal­ty uncon­sti­tu­tion­al when applied against defen­dants charged with offens­es com­mit­ted while they were younger than age 21. Fayette County Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone’s rul­ing bars the Commonwealth’s pros­e­cu­tors from seek­ing the death penal­ty against Travis Bredhold (pic­tured), who was age 18 years and five months at the time of the 2013 mur­der and rob­bery of a gas sta­tion attendant.

Policy Issues

Intellectual Disability

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Juveniles

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Mar 26, 2020

News Brief — Kentucky Supreme Court Issues Opinions in Cases Involving Applicability of Death Penalty Based on Intellectual Disability, Age of Defendants

NEWS (3/​26/​20): Kentucky — The Kentucky Supreme Court has issued deci­sions in two cas­es pre­sent­ing sig­nif­i­cant issues con­cern­ing the applic­a­bil­i­ty of the death penal­ty against defen­dants with intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ty or under the age of 21.