KRCG-TV Jefferson City
Executions tops list of Mo. top stories in 2013
Missouri's disputed method of carrying out the death penalty drew national headlines and made the subject the state's top story of 2013.
Thu Dec 19, 2013
Supreme Court Oks New Lethal Injection Procedure
Florida's Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to the use of a new drug in executions.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
News 4 Jax
Death penalty in U.S. gradually declining
A shortage of lethal injection chemicals has contributed to declining use of capital punishment in the United States with a new report on Thursday noting only 39 executions this year.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Missouri executes Nicklasson for murder
The executions also were the first since Missouri switched from a three-drug protocol to use of a single drug, pentobarbital.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
WFLX-TV West Palm Beach
Missouri carries out 2nd execution in 3 weeks
Allen Nicklasson was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday, nearly 23 hours after his execution was originally scheduled.
Execution of Billy Ray Irick postponed
Irick, who raped and killed a 7-year-old Knoxville girl he had been baby-sitting in 1985, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection Jan. 15 in a wave of executions Tennessee is seeking to carry out.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Courthouse News Service
Death-Row Challenge IsPremature, Judge Rules
Two death-row inmates cannot challenge the use of compounded drugs for lethal injection, a federal judge ruled, because they "do not know the means that Texas will select for their execution."
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Fri Dec 06, 2013
After acquiring necessary drug, Tennessee wants to execute 11 inmates
A recent maneuver out of the state attorney general's office in Tennessee is being called unprecedented after officials there asked the Supreme Court for permission to execute 10 prisoners currently on death row.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Will a dearth of death drugs kill the death penalty? We can hope so.
Just a few hours before convicted serial murderer Joseph Paul Franklin was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Nov. 19, 2013, two federal judges granted a stay.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Drug Shortages - Could Kill Lethal Injections
Do you like your constitutional rights? Well sometimes a criminal must go free to uphold them.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Lethal Injection Cocktail Debate Headed Back to Florida Supremes
The debate about the state's current cocktail for lethal injections is headed back to the Florida Supreme Court, after a lower court judge ruled the drugs now being used would not violate a convicted murderer's rights.
Florida judge upholds new execution drug
Florida is the only state in the US that uses the drug, which was implemented as part of its three-drug protocol in executions on October 15 and November 12. Witnesses of these executions voiced concern over the drug's ability to prevent pain.