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2014/04/19 07:30
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LINCOLN — For the fifth time, convicted cult murderer Michael Ryan has lost an appeal to overturn his death sentence. But the ruling Friday by the Nebraska Supreme Court hardly moves Ryan’s case any...
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2014/04/17 19:41
2014/04/17 19:41
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New Hampshire's Senate failed to repeal the death penalty on Thursday, in a vote that capped weeks of emotional debate while focusing attention on the state's lone death row inmate. The Senate...
2014/04/17 19:41
2014/04/17 19:41
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Tennessee's electric chair, last used in 2007, would become a state option for executions under a bill approved on Thursday by lawmakers looking for alternatives if drugs for lethal injections become...
2014/04/17 17:19
2014/04/17 17:19
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A repeal of New Hampshire’s death penalty fell just one vote short Thursday, in a 12 to 12 tie in the Senate. House lawmakers had passed the repeal last month in a 225 to 104 vote, and Gov. Maggie...
2014/04/16 04:54
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Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice Tuesday, April 15 2014 | 11:32 p.m. CDT By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas...
2014/04/15 13:28
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack...
2014/04/13 22:16
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AG visits Anniston, says lethal injection debate slows justice for victims Alabama’s attorney general said Monday the state has no other legal options to execute death-row inmates while litigation...
2014/04/11 12:38
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An anti-death penalty group plans to honor an Oklahoma lawmaker who filed legislation to study Oklahoma's use of capital punishment. The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death...
2014/04/10 02:18
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NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) - Tennessee's electric chair would be pressed back into service for executions if the state cannot obtain drugs needed to carry out lethal injections under a bill advanced...
2014/04/09 11:18
2014/04/09 11:18
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Mexican nationals on Texas' Death RowCompiled by Merrisa Brown and Mike Howell, mySA.com Texas houses 11 of the 60 Mexican national death row inmates listed by the Death Penalty Information Center....
2014/04/08 22:14
2014/04/08 22:14
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Editorial: No executions, for now — Timing is right for Alabama to rethink its stance on the death penalty On Monday, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange visited Anniston and provided two...
2014/04/08 17:20
2014/04/08 17:20
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Prosecutors have asked that Torrez face capital punishment for the crime, and later this month, the same jurors who decided the former Marine’s guilt will weigh on whether he deserves to die. A...
2014/04/06 13:41
2014/04/06 13:41
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Mid-1600s: Hangings for the crime of witchcraft occurred. The Death Penalty Information Center in Washington D.C. lists Achsah Young, of Windsor, as the first person in the new colonies to be executed...
2014/04/06 12:41
2014/04/06 12:41
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Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960. The veteran journalist watched...
2014/04/04 23:38
2014/04/04 23:38
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A judge handed down the sentence Friday: Death plus 25 years to 44-year-old Rodney Newberry. In 2009, Newberry shot Terrese Stevens several times with an AK-47. He was trying to...
2014/04/04 08:04
2014/04/04 08:04
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Tommy Lynn Sells, 49, was pronounced dead at 6:27 p.m. CDT (2327 GMT) after receiving a lethal dose of drugs at a state prison in Huntsville, Texas, the state's Department of Criminal Justice said. He...
2014/04/03 08:54
2014/04/03 08:54
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Jury to weigh death penalty in carjack killing Thursday, April 3 2014 | 3:28 a.m. CDT By DIRK LAMMERS, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) ? A man who could face the death penalty for killing a...
2014/04/01 09:41
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The last time a female was executed in Connecticut was more than two centuries ago, and the person punished by death was not a woman, but a child: Hannah Occuish was 12 years old when she was hanged...
2014/03/30 14:21
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Nearly thirty years in Angola will change a man, but is Glenn Ford's March 11 release from prison enough to change Louisiana's views on the system that put him there?Related article: After 30 years on...
2014/03/28 22:52
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JACKSON — A new lawsuit by a human rights group raises questions about the quality of the drugs used to execute Mississippi prison inmates. The suit against the Mississippi Department of Corrections...
2014/04/19 07:30
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