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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 19:44
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2014/11/21 17:19
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
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...
2014/11/20 16:13
2014/11/20 16:13
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – After hearing days of testimony implicating Jorge Torrez as the killer of two young girls in Illinois in 2005, jurors decided today that he should be put to death in a separate case...
2014/11/19 14:53
2014/11/19 14:53
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The US state of Missouri has executed a black man convicted of killing a gas station attendant twenty years ago, the ninth execution in the state this year. Leon Taylor, 56, from Kansas City, was put...
2014/11/19 04:25
2014/11/19 04:25
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More than 180 inmates are on Pennsylvania’s death row, but no one has been executed in the commonwealth since 1999. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, more death row inmates in...
2014/11/17 11:53
2014/11/17 11:53
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The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know The difficulty of obtaining drugs for executions has...
2014/11/14 18:40
2014/11/14 18:40
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Kentucky drops 2-drug executions, reworking method Nov. 14, 2014 @ 01:20 PM LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky is dropping its proposed use of a two-drug execution method after the prolonged deaths of...
2014/11/13 23:44
2014/11/13 23:44
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In December 1993, Kenneth Reams, an 18-year-old black man, sat on trial for capital murder in a shooting he didn't commit. Seven months earlier, he and a friend, Alford Goodwin, looking for quick...
2014/11/12 22:18
2014/11/12 22:18
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On Dec. 3, Texas plans to execute the 56-year-old for his crimes. Panetti reportedly had his first delusion well before his crime. In 1986, he embarked upon "spiritual warfare with Satan," his sister...
2014/11/05 14:52
2014/11/05 14:52
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STERLING — Criminal justice and philosophy students at Northeastern Junior College squared off in a lively debate Monday. The topic: Should the death penalty be allowed? In favor of the death penalty...
2014/10/31 23:16
2014/10/31 23:16
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The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from a man on death row in the murder-for-hire killing of a young naval officer in Newport News seven years ago. Lawyers for David A. Runyon, found guilty...
2014/10/30 02:14
2014/10/30 02:14
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Texas inmates who are set to be executed will no longer get their choice of last meals, a change prison officials made Thursday after a prominent state senator became miffed over an expansive request...
2014/10/24 12:14
2014/10/24 12:14
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Pope Francis prays at the Austro-Hungarian cemetery of Fogliano in Redipuglia, Italy, September 13, 2014. Pope Francis marked the centenary of World War I at the Redipuglia Military Sacrarium with a...
2014/11/21 19:44
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