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2014/12/19 17:51
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RALEIGH – The close of 2014 marks eight years since North Carolina has executed a person on death row. That's also the national trend, according to a new report by the Death Penalty Information...
2014/12/19 17:51
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2014/12/19 03:02
2014/12/19 03:02
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report. The Death Penalty Information Center, a...
2014/12/19 00:05
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Fewer prisoners are being put to death nationwide, but that's not the case in Missouri. The state is leading the nation in executions, tied with Texas for the most this year. Craig Michael Wood,...
2014/12/18 13:22
2014/12/18 13:22
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Number of U.S. prisoners put to death falls to record 20-year low as concerns grow in wake of botched executions Just 35 prisoners were executed in the States during 2014 Majority took place in...
2014/12/18 13:19
2014/12/18 13:19
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2014/12/18 12:42
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When students of the US death penalty look back on the year 2014 they are likely to remember it as one of the most grotesque on record, punctuated by a series of botched executions in which prisoners...
2014/12/18 11:21
2014/12/18 11:21
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The youngest American ever executed in the U.S. was exonerated Wednesday — 70 years after being put to death. George Stinney, Jr. — a 14-year-old black boy — was convicted of killing two white girls...
2014/12/18 06:13
2014/12/18 06:13
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Ohio lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to legislation allowing prison officials to keep confidential the names of pharmacies that prepare drugs used for lethal injections, in a step toward...
2014/12/10 07:13
2014/12/10 07:13
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A Georgia death row inmate was executed on Tuesday for murdering a sheriff's deputy by shooting him in the head after a convenience store robbery in 1995. Another execution was due to take place in...
2014/12/09 23:45
2014/12/09 23:45
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Two people are scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, including one man who, according to his lawyers, is mentally disabled. But when the curtain closes on 2014, the United States will have executed the...
2014/12/09 15:45
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This undated file photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer Robert Wayne Holsey. Holsey is scheduled to be executed Tuesday, Dec. 9. A jury in February 1997...
2014/12/08 14:45
2014/12/08 14:45
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So, what does "cruel and unusual" mean? I once asked that of a law professor. The Eighth Amendment prohibits "cruel and unusual" punishment, but I figured there had to be some technical definition I,...
2014/12/03 18:54
2014/12/03 18:54
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AUSTIN (USA TODAY) - A federal appeals court in New Orleans on Wednesday halted the execution of Scott Panetti, whose case has sparked a global debate over whether people with severe mental illnesses...
2014/11/24 15:13
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As Texas prepares to execute its 11th inmate in a year with the fewest executions in nearly two decades, legal and mental health groups across the state and the nation are scrambling to spare Scott...
2014/11/24 15:13
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Editor's note: CNN's original series "Death Row Stories" explores America's capital punishment system. Join the conversation about the death penalty at facebook.com/cnn or Twitter @CNNorigSeries using...
2014/11/24 14:36
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On October 15, 2005 The Japan Times got it dead wrong when one of its headlines announced, “Trio who murdered four as minors sent to gallows.” I don’t know where the three convicted felons are now but...
2014/11/24 05:27
2014/11/24 05:27
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top court said it would study ways of further reducing the number of crimes punishable by death, in an effort to reform a segment of Chinese law widely criticised by...
2014/11/21 19:44
2014/11/21 19:44
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That move has led states to use different types, combinations and doses of lethal drugs, but those methods have been challenged in court. Because of the challenges with the drugs and prolonged...
2014/11/21 17:19
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A police crime lab van is seen in 1983 at the hotel where Vernon Evans Jr. killed two people. (Weyman Swagger/Baltimore Sun) Vernon Lee Evans Jr. should have been dead by now. A prosecutor did his...
2014/11/20 23:19
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Five of Virginia’s death row inmates alleged in a lawsuit Thursday that their nearly constant solitary confinement is unconstitutional and they should be give more freedom to exercise in the gym and...
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