Death Penalty

The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate whose execution was called off last year another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the...
by Associated Press
10:15am
1.9.2018
The mother who was twice convicted and sentenced to die for the abuse and murder of her toddler in 1990 is now on trial for a third time, after both earlier outcomes were overturned because of errors by prosecutors.
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12:27pm
12.6.2017
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For Nevada's first execution in more than a decade, state officials are turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs, including a powerful painkiller that is fueling much of the nation's opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could mask...
by Ken Ritter and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
10:06am
11.20.2017
Ohio called off the execution of an ailing 69-year-old killer Wednesday after the executioners couldn't find a vein to insert the IV that delivers the lethal drugs. It was only the third time in modern U.S. history that an execution attempt was...
by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
12:54pm
11.16.2017
Nevada's first inmate execution in 11 years was postponed Thursday after a state court judge ordered a paralytic drug removed from a never-before-used lethal injection plan that also includes the first use by a state of the powerful opioid fentanyl.
by Ken Ritter, Associated Press
1:11pm
11.10.2017
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A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the slaying of his 16-year-old cousin who was abducted from her family's apartment and fatally beaten.
by Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
11:14am
11.9.2017
A south-central Kansas man’s attorneys asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to spare him from execution for the murder of a college dance team member because of questions about whether he is developmentally disabled.
by John Hanna, Associated Press
1:13pm
10.30.2017
Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car, prison officials said.
by Reuters
12:47pm
10.20.2017
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A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing.
by Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
1:11pm
10.19.2017
Attorneys for an inmate convicted in a prison guard’s death are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his Thursday evening execution. Robert Pruett’s lawyers want justices to review whether lower courts properly denied a federal civil rights lawsuit...
by Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
10:55am
10.12.2017
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday halted the scheduled execution of condemned inmate Marcellus Williams after DNA testing raised questions about whether he actually killed.
by Jim Salter, Associated Press
11:43am
8.23.2017
Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man.
by Jim Salter, Associated Press
11:39am
8.22.2017
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In a heinous case on the Navajo Nation, an 11-year-old girl was lured into a van, sexually assaulted and killed. The man who has admitted responsibility is not facing the death penalty — and the tribe isn’t seeking it.
by Felicia Fonseca and Russell Contreras, Associated Press
11:37am
8.22.2017
A child killer was put to death with no apparent complications Wednesday in Ohio's first execution since a problem-plagued one 3½ years ago triggered an uproar over the reliability of the lethal injection drugs used by the state.
by Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press
1:07pm
7.27.2017
William Morva is days from being executed in Virginia for crimes his attorneys say were spawned by delusions that made him fear for his life. The case of the inmate, now 35, has pushed to the forefront the debate over whether people with mental...
by Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press
10:16am
6.30.2017
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