Board of Pardons http://delmarvapublicradio.net en New Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Opposes Death Penalty http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/new-delaware-supreme-court-chief-justice-opposes-death-penalty <p>WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The judge tapped by Gov. Jack Markell to become Delaware's new chief justice says he is personally opposed to the death penalty.</p><p>But Chancellor Leo Strine Jr. said Monday that judges and other public officials must follow the law in performing their duties and not impose their personal political preferences.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:54:27 +0000 Don Rush 47649 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net New Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Opposes Death Penalty Convicted Killer Seeks Pardon in Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/convicted-killer-seeks-pardon-delaware <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A convicted killer is asking the state Board of Pardons to commute his life sentence for first-degree murder.</p><p>Robert W. Hassett III was convicted of stabbing his stepmother to death with a steak knife in 2000.</p><p>According to court records, the stabbing followed an argument between Hassett and his father over loud music and partying in the apartment where he lived next to his father's mobile home in Seaford.</p><p>Hassett claimed that a friend of his killed his stepmother, but the jury rejected the notion.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:57:18 +0000 Don Rush 34669 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Convicted Killer Seeks Pardon in Delaware