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The Marion County Sheriff's Office said David Ray Bartol, 42, stabbed Gavin Siscel, 33, through the eye with a homemade knife in the jail's day room June 4. Siscel died two days later.
"Human Rights Watch opposes the death penalty in all circumstances as an irreversible, degrading, and cruel punishment.
A Missouri execution postponed last month amid debate over the state's choice of execution drug is set to take place Wednesday.
Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to. - Sir Henry Wotton, The Disparity Between Buckingham and Essex  There is a lot to be said for hanging.
Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla in February after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment.
In what could spark an international incident, the president of Poland is demanding the state not execute a former Trumbull man for the terrifying 2006 murders of a city woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford landscaper.
The title of this post is the first sentence of this lengthy USA Today article headlined "Supreme Court to revisit death penalty for mentally disabled."
Q. In English class, I chose opposing the death penalty as my stance for a persuasive speech.
Korean War veteran Merrill Newman was detained October 26 by North Korean authorities just minutes before he was to depart the country after visiting through an organized tour.
British lawyer Joel Joffe reveals the drama behind a young Mandela's speech which came to define him as the world's greatest freedom fighter On April 20, 1964, 44-year-old Mandela stood up in the Supreme Court of South Africa in Pretoria, accused of sabotage and conspiracy to violently overthrow the government - and facing the death penalty.
A twice-convicted murderer facing the death penalty for shooting a man in a dispute over a stolen computer also threatened to harm a deputy district attorney, who testified today that he feared being attacked and was given 24-hour protection.
James Ninete Leon Guerrero wrote one friend he "will never back down to no man."
The jury considering the death penalty for an Arizona inmate who kidnapped and murdered a retired Oklahoma couple has adjourned until Monday.
How should states decide if someone convicted of a crime has an intellectual disability, when the answer means life or death? This spring the Supreme Court will wade back into these murky waters, 12 years after it took the death penalty off the table for criminals with mental disabilities but left the details to the states.
The case went to jurors about 20 minutes before the lunch break, deliberations resumed at 1:45 p.m. Jurors had a question at 2:30 p.m., but the matter was addressed by attorneys with the judge at the bench out of the hearing of the courtroom audience.