Penalty phase begins to decide Joseph Zieler’s fate

On Tuesday, the penalty phase begins in the trial of convicted murderer Joseph Zieler. Life in prison or the death penalty are the only options, and now only eight of 12 jurors need to agree on the death penalty.

Accused killer Joseph Zieler in court for emergency hearing

An accused killer is in court after his defense missed a deadline. They were supposed to map out reasons why the death penalty would not be appropriate if a jury convicts Joseph Zieler, but they haven’t submitted those reasons yet.