The Daybells are at the center of a tangled case that involve several suspicious deaths as well as a bizarre apocalyptic religious belief that prosecutors claim the couple designed to justify the murders.
This likely comes as a surprise, as the public narrative - and much of the public reporting - has been that Wyoming must pass a hate crimes law because we are one of only a few states without one.
In a year where police reform dominated the national conversation, criminal justice legislation largely fell short of becoming law in Wyoming.
The Star-Tribune monitored several key bills this week. Here's a rundown of what you may have missed.
The latest bill to repeal Wyoming's death penalty did not secure enough votes on Thursday evening in the Senate.
Advocates for repealing the death penalty say it costs Wyoming millions of dollars, even though it hasn't been used since 1992.
King writes about Wyoming’s budget, the caseload of the state's public defender’s office and the death penalty.
As Wyoming faces major expenditure cuts, abolishing capital punishment has resurfaced as a feasible means to cut costs.
Keine offers a unique insider's view of the death penalty. He was accused of murder and sentenced to die in 1974, and was exonerated nine days before his last meal when a law enforcement officer confessed to the crime.
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The competency evaluation will be conducted before a hearing is held to decide whether Eaton should face the death penalty once again.
Gov. Mark Gordon says the state's looming financial crisis makes maintaining the death penalty in Wyoming untenable.
A defense lawyer says Dale Wayne Eaton has a mental state so precarious that he may not be able to participate in a hearing to evaluate him.
Prosecutors in Natrona County will ask again that Dale Wayne Eaton be put to death.
The opinion clears a path for the case to return to Wyoming, where prosecutors will ask that Eaton be put to death for the kidnapping, rape and murder of Lisa Marie Kimmell.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a West Yellowstone woman accused of beating, torturing and killing her 12-year-old grandson
Lawyers are recommending the teen be sentenced to 55 years for the killing of Shayna Ritthaler, a 16-year-old from Upton.
Wyoming was the only state to reply directly to the letter requesting the medications, indicating it doesn’t have the drugs in question.
The 75-year-old Eaton — once Wyoming's only death row inmate — in February asked the country's highest court to take his case, arguing that his trial attorney did not properly investigate his competence to stand trial.
The request is the latest in a series of appeals the 75-year-old has made since his 2004 conviction for crimes committed in 1988 against Lisa Marie Kimmell.
After the repeal effort’s unprecedented success in the 2019 session, groups like Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty and the American Civil Liberties Union have been working to keep momentum going into the 2020 budget session.
Who ended up on death row? Where were they from? What happened to them? Data collected by The Intercept aims to answer this question.
In Wyoming, the state Legislature last winter came the closest it had in recent memory to abolishing capital punishment.