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2015/02/25 21:44
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... — Not since Lena Baker, an African-American convicted of murder and pardoned decades later, has Georgia executed a woman. The state was scheduled to snap that 70-year streak Wednesday before...
2015/02/25 21:44
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2015/02/24 01:46
2015/02/24 01:46
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The financial hit taken by taxpayers has become one of the central arguments death penalty foes have used in recent years in an effort to have states overturn that form of punishment. A search of the...
2015/02/20 20:13
2015/02/20 20:13
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... -- Here's a look at the death penalty in the United States. Capital punishment is legal in 32 U.S. states. Connecticut and New Mexico have abolished the death penalty, but it is not...
2015/02/19 23:34
2015/02/19 23:34
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Death penalty opponents were disappointed Wednesday morning when Gov. John Kitzhaber slunk out of office without commuting the sentences of the 33 men and one woman on Oregon's death row. His...
2015/02/17 23:57
2015/02/17 23:57
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TALLAHASSEE: Florida’s highest court put executions on hold Tuesday while the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether use of a controversial general anesthetic constitutes “cruel and unusual” punishment of...
2015/02/16 21:36
2015/02/16 21:36
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Utah's House of Representatives approved bringing back firing squads to carry out state executions on Friday, leaving the legislation in the hands of the GOP-controlled Senate. With a 39-34 vote,...
2015/02/15 23:21
2015/02/15 23:21
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Colorado public defender keeps price of defending 'Batman' shooter James Holmes a closely held secret as early estimates show trial will cost more than $5million Jury selection for the trial began in...
2015/02/14 16:20
2015/02/14 16:20
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SALT LAKE CITY — A hotly contested proposal that resurrects Utah’s use of firing squads to carry out executions narrowly passed a key vote Friday in the state's Legislature after three missing...
2015/02/14 05:46
2015/02/14 05:46
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf halted all executions in his state Friday, citing the state's "error prone" justice system and "inherent biases" among his reasons for the moratorium. "I take this action...
2015/02/13 19:09
2015/02/13 19:09
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Some of the Lehigh Valley's most notorious murder cases are affected by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement Friday of a moratorium on executions. Wolf said he wants to review a forthcoming task...
2015/02/06 16:24
2015/02/06 16:24
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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah lawmaker has said he plans to introduce a bill that would allow the state to execute criminals convicted of child sex trafficking, calling it a necessary protection for...
2015/02/05 20:14
2015/02/05 20:14
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Oklahoma’s law governing executions is unconstitutional because privacy provisions prevent anyone from learning about the drugs used to kill the condemned, a state judge ruled Wednesday in the latest...
2015/02/03 02:34
2015/02/03 02:34
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... minutes 39 seconds ago by Aja Goare - MTN News Bill would allow death row inmates to live out sentence BILLINGS - Two convicted murderers on Montana death row could live out their sentence in...
2015/01/30 02:19
2015/01/30 02:19
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Va. Senate panel advances bill to ensure supply of lethal-injection drug RICHMOND — A Senate panel on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow the state to hire pharmacies to prepare...
2015/02/25 21:44
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