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2014/09/18 21:55
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman, 38, received a...
2014/09/18 21:55
2014/09/18 21:55
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2014/09/18 03:28
2014/09/18 03:28
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A U.S. politician says death by firing squad is "the most humane way to kill" someone on death row in Utah. Republican Rep. Paul Ray will introduce his controversial proposal during the state's next...
2014/09/17 04:44
2014/09/17 04:44
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When prosecutors and attorneys for murderer David Martin spoke to jurors last week, they frequently thanked them for their service. This happens so much during jury trials, it becomes repetitive. But...
2014/09/15 16:51
2014/09/15 16:51
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama has adopted a new three-drug combination to use in lethal injections, and is seeking to resume executions that had halted because of a drug shortage. The Alabama attorney...
2014/09/13 13:51
2014/09/13 13:51
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Pennsylvania's governor granted a reprieve to a condemned murderer on death row on Friday because the state did not have the drugs needed to put him to death. "Today's signing of the temporary...
2014/09/12 13:09
2014/09/12 13:09
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Most Americans don't spend a lot of time thinking about the death penalty, but this year, it has been hard to ignore. In January, in Oklahoma, Michael Wilson's last words during his execution were, "I...
2014/09/10 12:13
2014/09/10 12:13
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Missouri executed a convicted murderer on Wednesday after a court turned down his attorney's appeal based on a report that officials had lied over the drugs used in lethal injections. Earl Ringo Jr.,...
2014/09/09 06:37
2014/09/09 06:37
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The release of a death row inmate wrongly imprisoned for 30 years has shed new light on the conflicted state of the death penalty in North Carolina. On Sept. 2, a Robeson County judge vacated the...
2014/09/07 22:44
2014/09/07 22:44
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SAN DIEGO — One is considered a senior-level “shot caller,” doling out advice to younger gang members, coordinating a lucrative drug-trafficking and prostitution business and giving the go-ahead for...
2014/09/06 19:48
2014/09/06 19:48
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When New Mexico abolished the death penalty in 2009, it did not mean an end to all executions in the state. In fact, having covered the debate in Santa Fe at that time, I seriously doubt if the repeal...
2014/09/05 06:02
2014/09/05 06:02
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Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported nationwide, such as delays in finding suitable veins, needles...
2014/09/03 21:03
2014/09/03 21:03
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Botched executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona and continuing problems with lethal injection drugs have put the death penalty back in the news. After a brief moratorium following Oklahoma's debacle,...
2014/09/02 09:25
2014/09/02 09:25
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Northampton mass murderer Michael Ballard has a death wish. Are Pennsylvania prison executioners ready to grant it? In the wake of three highly publicized botched executions this year in other parts...
2014/09/01 06:08
2014/09/01 06:08
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HUNTSVILLE - Perhaps nothing symbolizes this state's swagger over being tough on crime like "Old Sparky," an electric chair that was used to execute 361 inmates and is now the centerpiece of a prison...
2014/08/31 01:21
2014/08/31 01:21
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The cold-blooded murders of three teenagers and a manager late one night in a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Aurora two decades ago has taken center stage in the political theater of this year's race...
2014/08/29 21:34
2014/08/29 21:34
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In life-or-death trials, as in real estate, a lot comes down to location, location, location. As federal prosecutors and defense attorneys prepare for the long-awaited trial of a former U.S....
2014/08/28 23:13
2014/08/28 23:13
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A man convicted of the 1989 rape and strangulation of a teenage girl in Georgia was executed on Tuesday, the first U.S. inmate to be put to death since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April...
2014/08/25 21:13
2014/08/25 21:13
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Botched executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona and continuing problems with lethal injection drugs have put the death penalty back in the news. After a brief moratorium following Oklahoma's debacle,...
2014/09/18 21:55
2014/09/18 21:55
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