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Decapitation bill heads to governor

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would add decapitation to the list of aggravating circumstances that make a murderer eligible for execution passed the House nearly unanimously on Monday. Senate Bill 8 now moves to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Rep. Casey Cox, R-Fort Wayne, said the bill was […]

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Committee passes bill to make decapitation punishable by death

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee passed a bill unanimously Tuesday that would make murderers eligible for the death penalty if they decapitate or attempt to decapitate a victim who is still alive. Sen. Brent Steele, R-Bedford, authored Senate Bill 8 after he learned about an Oklahoma beheading last fall. Steele said […]